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Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Medjool Dates Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Medjool Dates
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Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Medjool Dates

 

Ingredients

  • 16 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted, chopped & divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) low-sodium tamari
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) boneless pork loin chops, about ½-inch thick
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
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Cooking Instructions

  1. To a medium saucepot, add 12 dates, water, tamari, rice vinegar and ginger; heat on medium, stirring occasionally. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and pulse in a small food processor until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, cover and set aside.
  4. Preheat a seasoned grill or grill pan over medium-high. Season pork chops on all sides with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill chops for about 10 minutes, turning once, glazing with sauce during last 3 minutes of cooking.
  5. Glaze one final time and serve with salad.
  6. Garnish with remaining dates and cilantro.

Serve immediately.

Serves 4

 

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Medjool Dates

Nutrition Information: Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with Medjool Dates