This Apricot Glaze is so versatile. I've used it on chicken and on pork it's just as delicious. Since the humid weather came back I really did not feel like having even the stove top going. So it's grilling all the way today.
Let's start with the recipe for the Glaze:
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 heaping tbsp. prepared horseradish (not horseradish sauce)
- 1 good pinch kosher salt
- In a small sauce pot combine all of the ingredients using a whisk.
- Heat the sauce over medium low heat until it comes to a bubble. Turn the heat off and the sauce can rest until you are ready to grill.
- 4 center cut pork chops - 1/2 inch thick
- cooking spray
- apricot glaze
- When you are ready to grill take your pork chops and season them on both sides with salt and pepper.
- When you grill is hot, place the chops on CLEAN grates that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes then turn over. If the pork is not ready it's going to stick to the grill, no matter how much you sprayed it as meat has it's own thermometer.
- Grill the second side for about 1-2 minutes and while that is happening baste the top and sides of the chops.
- Flip over and baste the second side and cook covered for a minute or two. The internal temperature of your chops should be 145° or close to it. If they are at 143 take them off and while resting the temperature should raise.
We were so pleased with the flavor of the chops. The glaze adhered so nicely and the pork was moist and surprisingly tender. I think you'll love this simple recipe. Not including the time it takes to set up the grill and get it hot, this recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make. Serve these with some grilled vegetables. Make some potato pockets in foil that are well seasoned and drizzled with a bit of olive oil. Get those started first before you put on the chops. Grill any other kind of vegetable to have along side.