Friday, July 30, 2010

POM Glazed Pork Chops

About a week ago I received a case of  POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice, I was so happy I got in the kitchen and started to cook again.  I decided to make glazed pork chops.  I know that pork and fruit go pretty good together so I wanted to give this a try. I served this with roasted cauliflower.

4 center cut pork chops
1 8oz bottle of POM wonderful 100% pomegranate   juice
2 garlic cloves
2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
1/4 orange juice
2 TBS brown sugar
a pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
olive oil

Heat olive oil in the pan, season the pork chops with salt and pepper, brown the chops.  After brown, add the POM, garlic, rosemary, orange juice, brown sugar and lower the heat to medium.  Cook the pork in the sauce until the internal temperature of the pork is 170 degrees. Take out the Pork chops and let them rest, Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, add red pepper flakes.  Continue to simmer until the sauce reduces to about half.  Enjoy.