First, I apologize for the delay on this recipe.  It is very probable that fresh rhubarb is now gone in your area.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the plates I have spinning in my world.  I continue to strive to bring you new and exciting recipes as well as expanding my blog beyond just healthy tips but all about my life, when the plants grow and when the plants die.

A friend of mine and I were on the phone and she asked, "what do you do with rhubarb?"  My only response at the time was, "I make jam."  But then I got to thinking I wonder what else I can do with rhubarb.  So I headed to the grocery store, my greatest source of inspiration, to ponder (and get groceries).  As I was picking up some fresh fruit I saw rhubarb and decided to pick some up and as I passed the apples it hit me...PORK!  I have often made pork chops marinated in a citrus rub or with apples so maybe adding a little tang with rhubarb would work too.  How to balance the tang was my next question.  as I drove home I figured it out, hard cider and I was in luck I still had one bottle in the fridge!  

This MUM was actually on a Sunday.  Because (hanging my head in shame because it is already July and I am just now posting), I made this recipe on Memorial Day weekend.  Since we have traditions on that holiday Monday I had to move this to Sunday, because I am not going to mess with tradition.  Okay, sometimes I will but not this one. :)  

Ingredients:
2 long stalks of rhubarb chopped, about 2-3 cups
1 bottle of Hard Apple Cider 
4-6 Pork Chops
Mrs. Dash Caribbean Citrus Seasoning
Agave Nectar


Prep: Combine rhubarb and cider into a bowl.  Refrigerate 2 hours-overnight.

Directions:
-Place pork chops in a 9 x 13 pan or marinating pan
-Pour the cider and rhubarb mixture over the chops.  Cover and chill for 2-8 hours (depending on if you are making this during the work week or on the weekend).  
-Remove rhubarb, place in a bowl and set aside for later
-Place pork chops on a plate and sprinkle with the Mrs. Dash seasoning
-Preheat your grill
-Grill the chops until they are done, about 6-8 minutes per side depending on thickness
-While chops are grilling, put rhubarb in a small sautee pan on the stove on low-medium heat
-Add a tablespoon or two of agave nectar and simmer on low-medium heat until the rhubarb is softened and looks similar to applesauce.

Plating:  
-Place a pork chop on your plate
-Top with the rhubarb 
-Add you favorite vegetables on the side



Healthy Eatings!!!



Rachel



 


Comments

Marie
07/18/2012 6:10pm

Would this be a Hruby pork chop because if so this has to be good:)

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Rachel
07/18/2012 6:15pm

Hi Marie!!

It is most likely a Hruby pig!! They are the best pigs ever!!

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