Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

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  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar

  3. 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

  4. 1/8 cup soy sauce

  5. 6 center-cut pork loin chops

  6. 8 ounces butter

  7. 1 finely chopped carrot

  8. 1 stalk celery -- chopped fine

  9. 1/2 medium onion -- chopped fine

  10. 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

  11. 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  12. 1 tablespoon minced shallots

  13. 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  14. 1 bay leaf

  15. 3 black peppercorns

  16. 3/4 cup port wine

  17. 1 pound fresh cherries -- stems and - pits removed

  18. 1 habanero chile -- stems and - seeds removed -- minced

  19. 3 cups rich pork or chicken stock

  20. 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  21. 1 tablespoon water

  22. salt and pepper to taste

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine the brown sugar, mustard and soy sauce and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly over the chops and marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours.

  2. Melt 1 ounce of butter in a non-reactive pan and sauté the carrot, celery, onion, ginger, thyme, shallots, garlic, bay leaf, and peppercorns until the onion turns golden brown. Add the port wine, heat and reduce until thick.

  3. Add the cherries and the Habanero and cook until all the juices are extracted from the cherries. Add the stock, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and strain through a very fine sieve, pressing with a kitchen spoon to extract all the juices.

  5. Return the strained liquid to a pan over low heat and whip in the remaining butter, 1 ounce at a time. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add it to the sauce. Heat and stir until the sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Keep the sauce warm.

  6. Grill the pork chops to desired doneness and serve with the sauce ladled over them.

  7. Heat Scale: Medium


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