Wondering what to cook for dinner when friends come over? Impress them with these tasty Pomegranate Glazed Pork Chops – incredibly simple to make yet so delicious!
One of my favorite things to cook – not only in the fall, but all year long – are pork chops! Thick cut, bone-in chops are just the blank canvas I need to be inspired to create a delicious dinner recipe. They must be thick cut because if they are too thin, they’ll over cook instantly and lose all their moisture AND they must be bone-in, because something about the bone just gives it even more flavor! These Pomegranate Glazed Pork Chops look gorgeous when served and brought to the table, because of the pomegranate’s jewel-like arils.
Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and start showing up in local markets in the fall, so make sure to pick one up next time you see them. I tend to challenge myself to create savory recipes with ingredients people usually put in desserts and hope to do more of the same in the next coming months. In the meantime, here are some more pomegranate inspired recipes:
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4, bone-in, thick cut pork chops
- 1 cup pomegranate arils, divided
- ½ cup strawberry jam
- ¼ cup water
- fresh herbs, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Over medium high heat, melt the butter and season the pork chops.
- Place the chops and sear two minutes on each side. Remove from pan and add ½ cup pomegranate arils, jam, and water. Whisk together and place the chops back in the pan.
- Place in oven for 15 minutes, until cooked (interior temperature reaches 145F).
- Serve immediately with fresh arils on top!