Chopped- Pan Roasted Pork Loin Chops with Port Cherry Reduction

Pan Roasted Pork Loin Chops with Port Cherry Reduction


  • 4 Thick Cut Pork Loin Chops
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 6 Juniper Berries
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/3 cup Dow’s Tawny Port
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh organic bing cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup organic dried cherries
  • 2 Wilken & Sons English Christmas Preserves
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Local Clover honey
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted organic butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450º
  2. Season chops on both sides with salt and pepper if desired. Heat olive oil and Juniper Berries in large saute pan over medium high heat until berries start to sizzle.
  3. Add chops and rosemary in the pan. Do not turn or move chops around. When they will lift easily from the pan; they are ready to turn. Approximately 6-8 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the chop. Place in over for 25 – 30 minutes.
  4. In a sauce pan, add 1 tablespoon butter to saute shallot. Adding a pinch each of sea salt and raw sugar.
  5. Cook shallot 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Deglaze pan with tawny port taking care to scrape up any browned bits.  Drain pan drippings from chops and add.
  6. Add fresh cherries, ½ cup dry red wine, Wilken & Sons Christmas Preserves, and honey, Simmer and continue stirring until sauce is thickened.
  7. Whisk in butter to finish the sauce. Serve over chops.

Sage Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  • 24 oz. Fresh Organic Brussel Sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Coat Brussel Sprouts with Oil, season and toss with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Roast in a 400° over for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Wine Suggestion:

La Posta Estela Armando Vineyard Bonarda


Filed under Fruit, Pork, sauces, Vegetables

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