Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Drunken chops!

   Remember when I told you that you are going to see more grilled goodies? I keep my promises and today I will show you how to make delicious grilled pork chops soaked in port, topped with an onion/apple glaze, and served with roasted broccoli! Is your mouth watering yet? I'm getting hungry just writing about it. Even though the dish consists of three different components, it's super easy, fast, and effortless. Oh, and low in calories too! Here is what you need for 4 servings:

*  4 pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
*  1/2 cup port
*  2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
*  2 tbsp brown sugar
*  2 tbsp soy sauce
*  1 tsp garlic powder

*  1 large onion
*  1 large apple
*  2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
*  1 tbsp sugar
*  1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
*  1/2 cup water
*  1 tsp corn starch

*  broccoli
*  cooking spray
*  Vegeta or salt and pepper

   Combine all the ingredients of the marinade, soak the pork chops in it, and refrigerate overnight in a covered bowl or plastic bag. Preheat the grill and grill the chops for about 5-6 minutes on each side until the meat is done.
   To prepare the glaze, thinly slice the onion and apple, saute them with the apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar for about 6-7 minutes. Next add the water and corn starch, bring to a boil, and its done!
   The last ingredient of the dish is broccoli, which I cut into a long pieces (with the stems), cover with cooking spray, sprinkle with Vegeta (or salt and pepper), and bake at 430F for 15 minutes.

   How good does that look? The pork chops are super flavorful (well, they taste like port so they have to be amazing!), the glaze is sweet and tangy, and the broccoli is nicely roasted with a little bit of crunch! Oh, and check this out... all this has only 350 calories and 40 grams of protein!!! You can't beat that! Who said you need to sacrifice taste in order to cut down on calories?


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