Monday, March 03, 2008

Using Real Maple Syrup

Why haven't I tried it before? Maybe it's the price; maybe it's the sugar- but I finally bought some real maple syrup a few weeks ago, and have been experimenting. I was inspired by this month's Cooking Light, and tonight we tried one of the recipes from the magazine. This dish, though, doesn't really need a recipe - but it's by far the tastiest glaze I've EVER had on pork chops.

Maple-Soy Pork Chops
adapted from Cooking Light

Lightly sprinkle salt and pepper on pork chops (I used boneless). In a small bowl, mix equal parts of soy sauce and maple syrup - about 2 tablespoons each if you're serving 2 people-and 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. In a skillet, brown pork chops in 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to low. Add soy sauce-maple syrup mixture and simmer until mixture thickens into a glaze, turning chops to coat.


Work notes: I sat in on 4 more layoff meetings today. Guaranteed to bring anyone down.


Dagny said...

I had a friend come to visit me a few years ago from Boston. She brought real maple syrup. Yum!

And I feel your pain about the layoff meetings. I got tired of the whole layoff thing. That's why I'm not teaching anymore. One of the other teachers with whom I worked last year asked, "How can you get tenure if you're laid off all the time?" Until the perpetual layoffs end, I don't think we'll get all the teachers we need in this state.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I made maple-glazed pork chops using a CI recipe last week. It was fabulous. Real maple syrup is expensive so I was thrilled that I liked the recipe so much.