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Plum Delicious Pork Chops


I cook a lot with jam. Mostly because I tend to have quite a bit of jam on hand and it is just so easy to whip up a quick and easy flavorful dinner. Feeling inspired to cook at home this week and this was a low mess dish so I made these pork chops, added some mashed potatoes and asparagus for sides and had an easy no fuss meal.

 

Yumm plum!

 

Plum Delicious Pork Chops

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup Little Black Box plum jam

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

4-6 boneless pork chops

 

  1. Place first 6 ingredients in a plastic zip top freezer bag. Kneed the bag so the ingredients are mixed together, add the pork chops and return to refrigeration for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat, add the pork chops (I did 2 batches of 3) cook to desired doneness. Remove the chops from heat but keep warm.
  3. Add remaining marinade to the sauté pan and reduce for 2 minutes, that’s your sauce and dinner is served!

Why We Jam

Pumpkin Spice Jam
Pumpkin Spice Jam

This is easily the number one question I get asked….. well that and “What is the difference between jam and jelly” but more on that later. Initially I was buying local jam to fill cakes, cupcakes and cookies but reality is there wasn’t a lot of variety, it was all really basic so I decided to try making my own. I found a recipe and made a few small jars, it was delicious! What a difference between what I grew up eating, (store bought jelly) and what I made myself. It was staggering, well, from a culinary point of view if you think that I had never made jam before. Here we are two years later. I still sell way more in baked goods than I do in jam and jelly and that was always the goal but the creative expression via food has been nothing if not incredibly fun!