Monday, February 23, 2015

Seared Pork Chops with Spicy Blueberry Bacon Jam

6 bacon strips, fried (reserve 4 TBS grease)
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup Ruby Red pink grapefruit juice
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 TBS fresh basil, chopped
1/4 tsp salt
4 seasoned pork chops


1.  Fry bacon until crispy on both sides.  Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.  Reserve 4 TBS bacon grease.
2.  In small/medium size sauce pan, add grease.  Heat on medium temperature.
3.  Add onion, saut√© until soft, stir (approx. 3-5 mins).  Add garlic and sugar, stir.  Saute for additional 2 mins or until sugar dissolves. 
4.  Add vinegar, grapefruit juice, blueberries, pepper flakes and basil, stir.  Cook until blueberries soften (approx. 3 mins).  Season with salt, to taste. 
5.  Chop bacon.  Add approx. 4 strips to sauce pan, stir.  Reduce liquid down until thickens and caramelizes. (approx. 3 mins)
6.  Season with salt and pepper on both sides.  Sear pork chops on both sides in same skillet used to fry bacon.  ( approx. 4-5 mins. each side, depending on thickness)

Serve chops with Blueberry Bacon Jam.  Garnish with additional bacon pieces and greens

Serves 4

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