GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH CARAMELIZED PEARS

GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH CARAMELIZED PEARS

Serves 6
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Christmas, Formal Party, Thanksgiving
By author EVOO Marketplace

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 quart Water
  • 5 tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 6 Pork Loin Chops (8oz each)
  • 1/2 cup Organic Basil Infused Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Rosemary (Freshly Minced)
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon/Pear Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Ultra Premium Extra Virgn Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 2 medium slices Vadalia Onions (Cut Into 8 Wedges)
  • 2 Large Pears (Cut Into 8 Wedges)
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt

Directions

Step 1
In a large bowl, stir together the water, kosher salt, and sugar. Add pork chops to this brine, and let them soak for no more than one hour. Discard brine and pat pork chops dry with paper towels.
Step 2
In a shallow dish, stir together the Organic Basil infused olive oil, garlic, and rosemary. Place pork chops in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours.
Step 3
Pour the Cinnamon-Pear balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook until reduced by 50%, about 7-10 minutes. Note: stop reduction just before desired thickness. Pour reduction in glass bowl and place on top of larger bowl containing ice. Stir continuously until reduction cools. When the vinegar cools, it should be the consistency of syrup.
Step 4
Melt butter with Ultra-Premium EVOO in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and pears, and quickly brown being careful to keep the wedges intact. Once the onions and pears are browned, reduce heat to low, and cook for about 7 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the reduced vinegar and salt. The recipe can be prepared up to this point several hours before grilling.
Step 5
Preheat the grill to high. Warm pears on a cool section of the grill (in the skillet), while placing the pork chops over the hot part. Cook pork for about 3-4 minutes per side, or to desired finish. Remove to a serving plate, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for a few minutes. Uncover, top with the pear onion sauce, and serve.
Step 6
Warm pears on a cool section of the grill (in the skillet), while placing the pork chops over the hot part. Cook pork for about 3 minutes per side, or to desired finish. Remove to a serving plate, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for a few minutes. Uncover, top with the pear onion sauce, and serve.

Note

Click below to purchase these EVOO Marketplace products online:

Organic Basil Infused Olive Oil

Ultra-Premium EVOO

Cinnamon-Pear Dark Balsamic

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