Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Balsamic Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, we have been pretty busy with nights out and gym nights that left me with nothing interesting to post (although I must say, Trader Joe’s has great quick meals in the freezer section!). Now, on to today’s recipe, which is really from Saturday night. I found this recipe on a great blog, EllySaysOpa. She took the recipe for Giada de Laurentiis’ Balsamic Glazed Chicken and transferred the idea to pork. I have to agree with Elly that this recipe is way better with the pork instead of the chicken (although I have never had the chicken, I just KNOW). A couple of things that I did differently (read: wrong): I didn’t have much time to marinade the pork, so it only got an hour’s worth of flavor instead of the 3-4 recommended, and I also overcooked the pork a bit, which I always do for a new pork recipe due to my hubby’s fear of all things pork. Now that the recipe has passed his inspection with flying colors, I look forward to cooking this again to the proper specs. It isn't the healthiest, but keep in mind that the nutrition info. is for 1/2 the sauce per person, which is kind of overkill.

I'm not going to repost the recipe, since I followed it to a tee, but here is what mine looked like:

Nutrition Info for Pork Chops and 1/2 sauce (you don't really need that much sauce): Calories: 513, Fat: 18.1g (Sat: 4.3, Poly: 3.3, Mono: 9.1), Carbs: 67.7g, Fiber: .1g

1 comment:

  1. Yours look great. I agree, way better with pork! The flavors just seem to go better.