Thursday, June 5

Revisited Recipe: Pork Chops with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

I have over 700 recipes (and growing) in the Kitchen Sink Diaries archive. Some of them have been tweaked and improved since their original post or were just really special to begin with. These revisited recipes are some of my all-time favorites that deserve a second look.

Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

These grilled pork chops with blueberry balsamic sauce just scream summer to me. The sweet and tangy sauce is an interesting and savory way to use in-season berries when you're sick of turning them into sweet pies and preserves. The sauce is good enough that it would pair well with all types of meat and fish, but I especially like to spoon it on top of grilled bone-in pork chops. The meaty chops are simply grilled with salt and pepper until nicely charred on the outside and moist and juicy inside and are a great compliment to the sweet blueberry sauce. It's a restaurant-quality meal that can be put on the table in under thirty minutes and is equally impressive at home on a weeknight, on a camping trip, or at your next dinner party. I've been making this recipe for years and it continues to be one of my favorites.

Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce:
  • 6 bone-in pork chops, each about 1" thick
  • 2 c. fresh blueberries
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Serves six