Part sweet, part tangy, and all-around delicious—that’s the thick and super-flavorful cherry balsamic glaze that’s drizzled over these pork chops. It’s got just the right balance of flavors, bringing some fruit-forward sophistication for the adults while having just enough sweetness to keep things kid-friendly. Because it’s such a show-stealer, we’ve kept the sides simple with broccoli and buttered couscous so the meat and sauce can shine. And boy, do they steal the show.
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/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
Garlic Herb Butter(ContainsMilk)
Chicken Stock Concentrate
Wash and dry all produce. Adjust rack to upper position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Halve, peel, and mince one shallot. Halve, peel, and thinly slice other shallot.
Melt half the garlic herb butter (about 2 TBSP) in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add minced shallot. Cook, stirring, until just softened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in 1½ cups water, 1 stock concentrate, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Add couscous, remove from heat, and cover. Keep covered until ready to serve.
Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season pork all over with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook until browned on surface, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet, placing toward one side. Toss broccoli on other side of sheet with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Place sheet in oven and roast until pork is cooked through and broccoli is tender and lightly crisped, 10-15 minutes. (TIP: Keep an eye on pork; it may be done before broccoli.) Meanwhile, lower heat under same pan to medium. Add a drizzle of oil and sliced shallot. Cook, tossing, until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes. Pour vinegar into pan and let simmer until reduced by half.
Stir jam, ¾ cup water, and remaining stock concentrate into pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by about half, 3-5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and ½ tsp sugar (to taste). Remove pan from heat. Add 2 TBSP plain butter and stir to melt. Fluff couscous with a fork and stir in remaining garlic herb butter. Once pork is done, return pan with sauce to medium heat. Add pork, flipping to coat.
Hold pork over pan with tongs, letting excess sauce drip off, then transfer to a cutting board. Let rest 1-2 minutes, then slice. Divide couscous between plates and arrange pork on top. Drizzle with any remaining sauce. Serve with broccoli on the side.