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Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze

 Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze
This quick recipe is fantastic! The seasonings add just the right amount of flavor, and the apricot preserves offer a touch of sweetness. The glaze is also tasty on grilled chicken. —Kathy Harding, Richmond, MO
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts

Directions

  • Mix ginger, salt, garlic powder and pepper; rub onto both sides of
  • chops. In a small saucepan, combine preserves, hoisin sauce and
  • pepper flakes; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Reserve
  • 1/2 cup for brushing chops after grilling.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub
  • on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat
  • or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a
  • thermometer reads 145°, basting frequently with remaining sauce
  • during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Let stand 5 minutes before
  • serving. Brush chops with reserved sauce; sprinkle with green onions
  • and peanuts. Yield: 6 servings.

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Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop equals 399 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.