This recipe for Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Compote is super easy, delicious, Whole30, paleo and AIP compliant. Pork chops are marinated in fresh herbs, grilled on the BBQ until they’re perfectly juicy and then served with a sweet and tangy cherry compote.
Growing up my mum always insisted that her mum insisted that it’s mandatory to serve pork with something sweet! Nowadays you’ll find me proclaiming the same thing. They just go together, right? Typically, I serve pork with apples. In this recipe, I’m pairing grilled pork chops with one of my favourite summer fruits – cherries!
Pork and cherries just might be the combo you didn’t know you were missing! To make this recipe, you’ll need two pork chops (bone in or bone-less). The chops are first marinated in fresh rosemary, olive oil, crushed garlic and sea salt for at least an hour. While the chops marinate, make your cherry compote by stewing sweet pitted cherries in fresh thyme, shallot and balsamic vinegar and reduce until perfectly thick, sweet and tangy.
FAQs about these Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Compote
Can I make these pork chops without a grill?
Yep! You can make these pork chops on the stove top in a frying pan or cast iron using olive or coconut oil if you want to use a higher heat. Sear until golden brown, 4-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
Can I replace the cherries in this recipe?
I haven’t tried myself but I would think fresh peaches would go really well with the balsamic vinegar and with the juicy pork chops. Apples are another classic pairing for pork.
Can I use frozen cherries?
While I recommend fresh sweet cherries, you can use frozen cherries. Just be mindful that they might spring additional water and so you might need to reduce your sauce for a longer period of time.
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