Maple Glazed Pork Loin Chops With Date Sauce and Toasted Couscous With Pine Nuts

Ingredients

3 Pork Loin Chops
Glaze
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
a couple dashes of hot sauce
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon red wine vinegar
s&p to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion finely diced
2 cloves garlic finely diced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon grated ginger
candied ginger (optional)
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 1/4 cups chicken stock
season with s&p
Couscous
1 cup couscous
1/4 cup pine nuts toasted (or slivered almonds toasted)
1 teaspoon orange juice
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon butter
s&p

Preparation

2
Mix ingredients together and pour over pork.
3
Allow to marinate 3 hours to overnight.
4
Date Sauce
5
Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in sauce pot.
6
Add in dates, balsamic vinegar, ginger, chipotle and paprika.
7
Stir and allow to saute for a moment.
8
Add in chicken stock and allow sauce to reduce to desired consistency.
9
Season with s&p.
10
Blend sauce to a smooth consistency.
11
Couscous
12
Prepare couscous as directed.
13
Saute prepared couscous and toasted pine nuts (or almonds) in pan with butter.
14
Stir in orange juice and zest.
15
Season with s&p.

 



Yield:

3.0 or more

Added:

February 24, 2010

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