Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Peach Glazed Pork Chops

Nothing says lovin' like me standing over a grill. Got that?

Here's your list:

4 boneless center-cut pork chops

1 C peach preserves (preferably homemade...by me or someone else)

Spice Rub (see below)

Spice Rub
1/2 C brown sugar
3 tsp sea salt
3 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
3 tsp sweet paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder

  1. Mix rub ingredients together and massage into all sides of the chops. Let sit for about 30 minutes. You don't want to grill super-cold meat. That's a no-no.

  2. Put preserves into a small saucepan over low heat. Stir with a non-stick spatula. Once the preserves are sauce-like, turn the heat on as low as possible. Ignore the sweet stuff for the moment.

  3. Preheat your outdoor grill (or indoor if you're in grill hell and can't have an outdoor grill for whatever reason) on LOW.

  4. If you grill these suckers on anything but low, you will end up with BLACK chops. Black chops = shit on a shingle.

  5. Grill the chops until done - remember a teeny bit of pink won't kill you. Too many people kill pork and end up eating what looks, tastes, and feels like damn bark. You don't want bark. Got that?

  6. During the last 5-7 minutes of grilling, baste all sides of the chops with the peach glaze. Don't walk away. Don't close the lid. The sugars will caramelize - that's good times. Walk away? They will burn. See above for Damn Bark.

  7. Serve the remaining peach glaze. My kid referred to it as dippy. He lives for dippy of any kind.

I served the chops with homemade Asian slaw, steamed corn on the cob, and grilled semolina bread. Grilling it alongside the chops turned out to be a great idea.

If you made it through this post, you may just be a lucky wench! The first person to email me will be the lucky recipient of a large jar of my peach jam. G'head. I know you want it.


yellowdog granny said...

you know if there is any chance of being on the receiving end of your jam's or jelly's..i'm there..or here..or what ever....
this really sounds delicious..holy shit..it's raining like crazy outside..

The Bishops said...

WOW! I am not a pork eater but I am trying to venture out for the sake of my 2 year old....and my husband who LOVES pork. This recipe was AMAZING! Everyone wanted seconds, even me! I wanted to find a recipe that didn't need anything special and that only called for things that are always in my cupboard. I found it and we'll be having this every week for a while! Thanks!! YUUMMMMYY!

Betty said...

I am making these tonight, I looked your recipe up on my phone initially. Later, I got on my laptop in the hopes you had a coordinating side dish or something. I'm sad there isn't!
I went to culinary school, so I will make something up I guess. I feel so uninspired to find a companion to such sweet flavors!

Mouthy Girl said...

Betty, try this:

You may decide that you've found the right side! I hope they pair well together.

The Bishops? Thank you so much! I love to cook and 'designing' new recipes helps keep things fresh in the kitchen.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I just googled peaches and pork chops and came across your recipe. I fixed it for supper tonight and I have to say it was delicious!

Thanks for sharing!