Grilled Pork Chops with a Strawberry Jam Glaze #SundaySupper

Psst: This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards and Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

This week, the #SundaySupper team is all about grilling. And why not? We’re at the height of both summer and grilling season. I know a lot of people like to enjoy a cold beer while they’re working the grill, but me? I’m much more of a wine girl. I generally prefer crisp white wines during the warmer months, like Gallo’s Sweet White Blend, with one exception: if I’m cooking with a full-bodied red, like a Merlot, I want a glass of that red with my dinner, too.

Grilled Pork Chops with a Strawberry Jam Glaze

These grilled pork chops are double-trouble when it comes to Merlot. Not only is there wine in the marinade itself, but I also used my strawberry red wine jam in there. The wine really brings out the fruity flavor of the jam-based marinade, and the combination is a great accent for the pork. Serve the pork chops with a glass of Merlot and you’ve got a trifecta on your hands!

Enjoy these pork chops with some grilled veggies as a nice at-home dinner date for two, or double the recipe and invite some friends over for a cookout. Either way, you can’t go wrong. And as a bonus, you won’t be stuck cooking in a hot, stuffy kitchen.

Gallo Family Vineyards

This week, #SundaySupper is being sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards, and we’re all about grilling. Check out their grilling recipe ideas and their wine & BBQ pairing suggestions – my mouth is watering for sure! Find your favorite Gallo wines near you using their store locator (and don’t forget to use their $1 off coupon), and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Grilled Pork Chops with a Strawberry Jam Glaze

Grilled Pork Chops with a Strawberry Jam Glaze

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Grilled Pork Chops with a Strawberry Jam Glaze

Strawberry jam adds a bit of sweetness and depth to a wine-balsamic vinegar marinade for grilled pork chops. Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables and a whole grain salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam (I used this strawberry red wine jam )
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pork chops

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the wine, jam, balsamic, salt and pepper. Place the pork chops in a gallon plastic bag, and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Turn the bag over a few times, so that the pork is completely covered by the marinade.
  2. Allow the pork chops to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Preheat your grill to a medium heat. Grill the pork for about 6 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of a chop reads 145F. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
http://www.savvyeat.com/grilled-pork-chops-strawberry-jam-glaze-sundaysupper/

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Use It Up: Strawberry Jam Grilled Cheese

Sunday was a day of 11s, apparently. Around 11, Dan and I headed up the road to Silver Queen Farm. We parked on the road and pulled out our bikes for a ride. We had no map, no definitive route in mind and no thoughts on distance. We just felt like riding for a bit in an area that didn’t require climbing several huge hills, which is what would usually happen if we were riding out of downtown Ithaca.  We pulled back up to our car right as we hit 11 miles.

Then we packed the bikes back up, pulled out our basket and berry containers, and headed into the fields. 11 pounds of strawberries later, and we were on our way home. Since then, I’ve been working my way through those 11 pounds of strawberries, turning them into strawberry mint salad and jam and preserves. I’ve had to work quickly, because I have plans to go back to Silver Queen again this morning with some friends – I need my containers to be freed up!

Strawberry Jam Grilled Cheese // Savvy Eats

Jam grilled cheese is one of my favorite easy ways to use my preserves lately. Jam and preserves add a little sweetness and a deeper flavor to the sandwich. Here, I paired strawberry red wine jam with cheddar and sourdough, but the flavor possibilities are truly endless. Try changing up the fruit preserve, the cheese or even the type of bread. This week, I’m playing with putting the grilled cheese in my waffle iron to cook, elevating the sandwiches to a whole new experience. It adds so many crispy nooks and crannies, and helps the sandwich hold together!

If you try this, note that you will need to use a Belgian waffle maker, rather than the thinner classic waffle iron. The Belgian models are thick enough that they can really press down on the sandwich, creating the criss-cross pattern you’d expect. If you use a classic model, the iron won’t be able to close, and you won’t have those deep indentations on the bread – plus it will take forever for the cheese to melt, if it ever actually does!

Strawberry Jam & Cheddar Grilled Cheese on savvyeat.com

Strawberry Jam Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1

Strawberry Jam Grilled Cheese

This recipe is so simple, it doesn't need any measured-out ingredients. The sandwich works best if the cheese is thinly-sliced, so that it melts evenly. Feel free to mix up the preserve, cheese or bread to make the sandwich your own!

Ingredients

  • Salted butter (though unsalted will work as well)
  • Sourdough bread
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Strawberry jam (I used strawberry red wine jam, but any would work)

Instructions

  1. Preheat a Belgian waffle maker.
  2. Spread butter on one side of two slices of bread. Lay the bread on a plate, butter-side down.
  3. Top the bread with thinly sliced cheddar and a layer of strawberry jam. Sandwich the pieces together, and grill in a Belgian waffle maker until the edges are browned and crispy and the cheese is melted.
http://www.savvyeat.com/jam-grilled-cheese/