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Marinated Pork Chops with Fresh Plum Sauce
4 boneless ¾ inch think center cut pork chops
¼ cup honey
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
Place pork chops and all marinade ingredients into a sealed plastic bag and mix well. Place in refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours up to overnight. Remove from marinade and grill pork chops on a hot grill for approximately 8 minutes per side to be well done.
Fresh Plum and Merlot Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
6 Italian plums, stoned and chopped
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup merlot wine
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil and add shallots, sauté for 2 minutes until soft. Add the plums and simmer for 15 minutes, add honey, wine, balsamic vinegar and ground ginger and continue to simmer until the liquid is reduced in ½ and thickened. Keep warm until ready to serve.
Serve warm fresh plum sauce on top of the grilled pork chops.