Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Things for Dinner

Tonight is :

Root Beer Glazed Pork Chops with Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions

•2 cups root beer
•2 cups reduced veal stock
•4 (16-ounce) double-cut bone-in pork chops
•4 teaspoons Emeril's Original Essence
•4 teaspoons olive oil
•Bourbon-Mashed Sweet Potatoes
•Caramelized Onions

To make the glaze, combine the root beer and stock in a medium heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to a thick syrup, about 1 cup, about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the heat.

Preheat a grill to medium-high. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Season each chop on both sides with 1 teaspoon of the Essence. Place on the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Turn each chop 1/4 turn to make grill marks and cook an additional 2 minutes. Turn and cook on the second side for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a baking sheet. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over each chop. Roast until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reaches 150 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes.

Place the chops on four serving plates and drizzle with the glaze. Spoon the sweet potatoes and caramelized onions onto the plates, and serve.

Yield: 4 servings

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