Sweet And Savory Pork Chops on the Grill!


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….more maple pork chops! I’m sorry; nothing says summer like the beautiful blend of sweet and savory on the grill. While I’m not particularly a briner, whenever I do think of brining, Thanksgiving turkey is the first thing that comes to mind. However, these Maple-Brined Pork Chops served with Maple and Butter Glazed Grilled Peaches were to die for!

 

Brining is meant to make the meat moist, and boy did it ever! The beauty is that the meat is prepped in the brine the night before and when you’re ready for dinner, you just toss the chops on the grill, which is easy and awesome.

 

Maple-Brined Pork Chops

Maple and Butter Glazed Grilled Peaches

Creamy Homemade Risotto

 

Maple Brined Pork Chops

 

3 cups of water

¾ cup chicken broth

2 tsp allspice

6 cloves of garlic, minced

1 bay leaf, crumbled

2 Tbsp salt

3 Tbsp maple syrup

4 boneless pork chops

 

In a sauce pan, pour;

Water

Broth

Allspice

Garlic

Bayleaf

Salt

Syrup

 

Bring to a boil, stirring until salt is dissolved

 

Allow the liquid to cool

Place pork chops and the liquid into a re-sealable baggie

Chill over night

 

Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat

Remove pork chops from brine, discarding the liquid

Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper

Grill for 3-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through

Remove from the grill and set aside

 

Maple and Butter Glazed Grilled Peaches

I chose 3 peaches and 3 plums. While the plums were very nice, the grilled peaches struck a perfect note with the pork.

3 peaches

3 plums

Slice in half and remove pits

Pre-heat grill to medium-high

 

Combine;

2 Tbsp melted butter

2 Tbsp maple syrup

 

Sprinkle peaches and plums with a little salt and pepper

Brush butter and syrup generously onto peach and plum halves

Place fruit face side down on the grill for approximately 3-4 minutes

 

 

Creamy Homemade Risotto

This is one of my favorite sides. It’s elegant and delicious!

 

1 – 32 oz container of chicken broth

8 Tbsp butter

¾ cup diced onion

1 cup of Arborio rice

¾ cup white wine

1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

 

In a sauce pan, heat broth and reduce to simmer

 

In a skillet, melt 6 Tbsp butter over medium heat

Add onion and sauté for approximately 3 minutes, until nice and tender

Add rice, stirring to coat with the butter

 

Add the wine, simmering for approximately 3-4 minutes, until the wine evaporates

Add the broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring until the broth is absorbed into the rice

It should take 25 minutes or so until all of the broth has been absorbed

Remove from the heat

Add 2 Tbsp of butter

Stir until well combined

Add the cheese, stirring until nice and creamy

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste

 

Serve and enjoy a sweet and savory sensation!

 

More maple syrup, more summer grilling, more pork and peaches, more delectable dinners……

 

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