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Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze Recipe

Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

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 Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.