Pork Chops with Red Wine Pomegranate Glaze 

Pork Chops with Red Wine Pomegranate Glaze

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Course: Dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Rika Livingston

Ingredients

Pork Chops:

  • 2 pork chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (add more according to your liking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or about 1 sprig fresh thyme)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Red Wine Pomegranate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup 100% pure pomegranate juice (no sugar added)
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine (Merlot, Côtes du Rhône Cabernet or Chianti )
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon 100% pure honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • black pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Pan-Seared Pork Chops:

  • Season the pork chops with black pepper and salt.
  • Heat canola oil/vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until smoking. 
  • Place the seasoned pork chops in skillet and cook for about 1 minute before turning.
  • Add butter and thyme to skillet. Continue cooking and basting for about 1 minute before turning. Repeat this process every 1 minute until pork chops are golden brown and well crusted. (Total sear time about 4-5 minutes on each side).
  • Remove the pork chops from the heat and let to stand for at least 3 minutes at room temperature before serving. Serve with red wine pomegranate glaze.

Red Wine Pomegranate Glaze:

  • In a medium sauce pan, add the pomegranate juice, dry red wine, chicken broth, garlic, thyme, honey and balsamic vinegar. Cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Turn the heat to low and add the butter. Keep stirring until it melts, then season with salt/pepper to taste.
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