Tuesday, July 12

Pork Chops with Blueberry-Balsamic Sauce

Grilled pork chops topped with a sweet and tangy blueberry and balsamic reduction

Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

My recent trip to Minnesota was filled with long, lazy days on the lake. Food wasn't always a priority during the day since different groups of us were reading, boating, or golfing, but everyone met back up at night for dinner together. I had a tough time choosing a recipe that would be easy enough to prepare in the cabin's kitchen but was still impressive enough to serve to my husband's family. I finally settled on grilled pork chops with a balsamic-blueberry sauce, a unique summer dish that is quick and easy to make. The sauce was adapted from a recipe I found in Bon Appetit last year, which I made on the stove while my husband grilled the chops. It turned out perfectly and I can't wait to make it again back in L.A.

More Pork Recipes:
- Pork Chops with Apple-Onion Reduction
- Pork Carnitas
- Grilled Pork Chops & Peaches

Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry Sauce:
For Blueberry Sauce
  • Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add 2 chopped shallots and cook until translucent, 5-6 minutes.
  • Add in 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, 2 c. fresh blueberries, 1/2 c. water, and 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar.
  • Cook berries for 5-7 minutes, or until starting to burst.
  • Mash with a potato masher and thicken for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
For Pork Chops
  • Season both sides of 6 bone-in pork rib chops* with salt and pepper.
  • Grill over high heat for 4 minutes per side, or until just cooked through.
  • Let pork rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over pork and serve.

Serves six 
*About 1 inch thick.