Pork Chops with Maple Syrup Glaze

Tart, peppery juniper berries are the secret ingredient to this dish. Add them to maple syrup for a sweet glaze perfect for pork.
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Calories 786
  • Calories 786
  • Total Fat 54 g
  • Cholesterol 196 mg
  • Sodium 152 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 16 g
  • Protein 56 g
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  • 6 , 1 1/4-inches thick
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 bay leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons juniper berries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked

Cooking Instructions

  1. For marinade, combine 4 tablespoons maple syrup, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, shallots, bay leaves, juniper berries, sage, garlic and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the marinade over all surfaces of the chops. Place chops in shallow baking dish. Refrigerate chops 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Drain chops, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chops with salt to taste.
  3. Place chops on grill directly over coals. Cover and grill, turning once, 12 to 16 minutes or until chops are barely done (internal temp 155° F).
  4. Stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar in a small bowl; set aside.
  5. Brush chops with syrup mixture. Cover and grill 1 minute more.
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