A few beauties from my garden and a Cherry wine reduction.
This is a great summer dish when you feel like firing up the grill and eating alfresco. It’s also elegant enough to serve for a fancy dinner. It doesn’t take long to fix and is ready in about 30 minutes. Hope you enjoy!
Grilled Pork Chops With Cherry Wine Reduction
- 4 center cut pork chops
- 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
- Salt and pepper generously
Prepare a grill when coals are ready they will be white and glow orange. Sear both side of the chops then place on indirect heat to smoke a short while. While the chop smoke make the reduction sauce. Check the chops the take about 7 to 10 minutes on each side then return to the hot part of the grill and sear the cross marks. Let the pork chops rest on a plate covered with foil for 5 to 8 minutes before serving.
Cherry Wine Sauce
- 2 cups fresh dark red cherries pitted and sliced in half
- 1 cup good red wine
- 1/2 cup just cherry juice
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- dash of salt
Place everything in a medium saucepan over medium to low heat simmer until reduced. This takes about 10 to 15 minutes and will reduce to half of what you start with. The cherries will start to get soft and the sauce with thicken somewhat. Be sure to check ofter as it simmers it can reduce quickly and burn. Set aside in a small dish to serve with pork chops.
These are great with cheese grit (polenta) as shown in the photo.
Simple Cheese Grits
There’s a cool wine app that is free called VINO and it’s great for finding wines that not only taste great but won’t break the bank. Cabernet Sauvignon is a great wine for this recipe that pairs well with pork. It also has notes of cherry that compliment this sauce reduction. You can get a decent bottle of wine for $10.00 to 15.00 bucks or with a little checking there are some for less that are good.
Cherry Wine Reduction