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Thursday, March 17, 2011

What? Sweet Meat?

I know right? What the heck is with this "sweet meat" title. Well, I have the most wonderful thing I want to share with you all. One of my favorite all time meals at home has to do with pork chops. Cinnamon apple pork chops to be exact. Now that, is sweet meat! The delicious combo of a seasoned pork chop with a sweet cinnamon apple glaze on top. Super easy and Super delicious!. To add to it, I cubed up some wonderful rich butternut squash and covered it with olive oil, rosemary, garlic salt, pepper and then baked it in the oven on a cookie sheet. Delish! 

Ok how to sweeten up that piggy meat? Easy! All I had was a few boneless pork chops. I sprinkled some cinnamon on them as well as some salt and pepper and in the oven they went to bake up. While they, and that yummy squash, baked, I put about a cup or two of apple juice in a saucepan. Added half a cup of sugar and a tbsp of cinnamon and turned up the heat, letting it boil then simmer for about 15 mins.

Next it was time for the slury again. What did you say? You dont know what a slury is..... again... Well too bad, should go back and read a few posts ago!! :/ haha. Ok, to repeat, a slury is a few tbsps of corn startch, add a little cold water while stirring the mixture. Trying to keep it as thick as you can. Once mixed, take your boiling apple juice mixture off the heat and slowly add the slurry while stirring. When it reaches a very thick consistency, like a thick gravy, you have been successful! That's the sweet, now back to the meat!!

When your chops are done, simple spoon a little of this yummy apple glaze over the chop and you have a completely different outlook on pork chop! it's the other, white AND sweet meat! LOL. 

Tomorrow will be challenging. It's the season of lent and I live in a house full of carnivores. I can't, even though I want to, cook some delicious fish meal or seafood. Pasta, it's what we did last Friday, what I am left with is an oldie but goodie. It's almost like the Old Faithful of my menu, Tuna Casserole. For me, it does not get an simpler than that, but I'm sitting here wishing for a chance to make some great new Salmon dish or some Mai Mai. Mmmm Who dreams of fish? I guess during Lent, I do! Until next time folks, Happy Eating!  

1 comment:

  1. This makes me think of a stuffed sweet pork chop recipe that I made for Morgan. If you get real thick pork chops and stick a knife in and make a pocket (only one side is cut) then stuff it with chopped up mango and pineapple. Sear them in a nice heavy pan on both sides. Them finish them in the oven. While they are finishing, make a maple glaze to pour over when they are finished. They are really good if you serve them with roasted carrot, parsnip and potato! I love reading about your food!! :)