Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze

Published January 14, 2013 by thepinkgourmet

These are no ordinary Pork Chops.  They are very tender and the flavor of the glaze is wonderful over the chops!  I think using bone-in chops is what makes these chops so good. I think you could use boneless ones as long as they are a good cut and you do not over cook them.  I served mine with Jasmine Rice and pineapple chunks.  The glaze was yummy over the rice!  These are really easy to make and do not take a lot of time.  You will not be disappointed with this recipe.


Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze (Agrodolce) – Source

Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze (adapted from Giada De Laurentiis):

Yields 2 servings

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, pale green and white parts only, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, at room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra as needed
  • 2 pork chops, 1 1/2 inches thick, bone-in
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste

In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, honey, garlic, scallions, and rosemary to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved. Simmer for 9 minutes, or until slightly reduced.  Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the butter until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over high heat.  Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste, and sprinkle with the red pepper flakes.  Add the pork to the pan and cook until cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes on each side.  Arrange the pork chops on a platter and drizzle with the glaze.


The first thing I did was chop my green onions, rosemary leaves and mince my garlic.

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Next I put my honey, Balsamic Vinegar, garlic, rosemary and green onions into a saucepan.

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Heat until it comes to a boil and then simmer for about 9 minutes and it reduces a little.


After about 9 minutes add your butter and salt and pepper to taste. I turned off the glaze after adding the butter.


Now it’s time to prepare your chops.  Season your chops with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.


Brown in olive oil on high heat about 4-6 minutes on each side.


This is what they look like when they are done.


Now you are ready to plate your chops and pour your glaze over the chops.  Look how rich the glaze looks.  I think you will be surprised with how well the flavors blend together.   I plan on adding this to my list of favorites!     Bon Appetit!!!!!

I give this recipe plus out of 4……


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