Dijon Maple Glazed Pork Chops
Using sweet maple and tangy Dijon mustard bring out the natural sweetness of white pork. This is a super easy and quick recipe that uses minimal oil and takes advantage of the convenience of pork chops that are already available in supermarkets cut to the right size. Using lean pork meat, we can create a lusciously flavored dish while still maintaining a proportionate intake of healthy proteins.
4 boneless pork loin chops
8 tablespoons maple syrup
2 heaping tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 tablespoon vegetable/canola oil
Chopped cilantro or parsley
Trim off any excess fat on the pork chops; place pork chops in a Pyrex or large dish to marinate.
Pour the maple syrup over the pork, along with the Dijon mustard, making sure to mix and coat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
Using a non-stick skillet, heat the oil on medium high. Carefully place the pork in the skillet noting that splattering may occur. Save the remaining marinade. Pan-fry for about 3 minutes until golden brown then turn heat down to medium; continue cooking for about another 3 minutes (depending on thickness of pork chop). Once both sides are golden brown, transfer the pork chops to a serving plate.
In the same skillet, heat the remaining marinade on high heat until it is vigorously bubbling. Carefully spoon the reduced marinade over the pork chops. Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro and capers.
Note: Pork in picture above is served with steamed asparagus. This Dijon Maple Glazed Pork Chops is extremely versatile so you can serve with any favorite side dish from Mashed Potatoes to Salads.