grill · Pork · Sauce · Summer · Uncategorized

Pork with Plum Sauce

If you have been following this blog for any length of time – you know that David loves pork.  I search the internet, and my cookbooks trying to find new and exciting dishes to try…but in the end I come back to the tried and true recipes.  Sometimes the boring ones as well…

I had seen someone use plum jelly to use as a marinade or sauce (it might have been on Food Network somewhere), so I thought I would blend something up.

I used the approximate amounts of the following:

  • 1 Cup Lite Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Maggie
  • 1/4 cup of minced Ginger
  • 1/4 cup of Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup of Plum jelly
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix well or until the jelly is dissolved.  Place pork chops (or any other meat) in the marinade for at least one hour before grilling.I grilled each side for about 5-6 minutes or until done.  Let it rest on a plate, covered with aluminum foil for about 5-8 minutes.I placed the remaining marinade in a sauce pan, and brought it to a boil.  Reduced it to a simmer, and reduced the amount by half.  When it was reduced, I added about 3 tablespoons of butter.  Whisk until blended.I served the bone in pork chop with sauteed mushrooms and roasted asparagus.  I tried to make hollandaise sauce for the asparagus, but that did NOT work out (that is another post).  But at least the plum sauce turned out. I was super happy with the texture and the flavor.  Not sweet, had a nice tang or bite to it.  It was good.  David really loved it.I will be making the sauce again…and pork.  Lord help me…this boy and his pork.


Bariatric Surgery - My Story · grill · Lamb · Uncategorized · WLS

Lamb Chops

Every Spring I crave lamb.  Part of my up bringing I suppose.  I love it.  David is not a fan, and so I cooked these chops just for me.  He still had leftover pull pork to eat on, so don’t feel to bad for him.

I marinated the chops in some olive oil, minced garlic, and dried rosemary.  (One of these days I might be able to have and maintain a herb garden.)  I grilled them on our Cuisinart Grill Panni Press.  I need to use it more often as it cooks evenly, and I love the clean up.  The grill pans just pop off, and I can put them in the dishwasher or hand wash them.  I loved these chops.  I had them with some of asparagus.  My plate: