Honeyed Thyme Pork Chops

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sweet and tangy, these honeyed thyme pork chops are perfect for a spring alfresco dinner!
Honeyed Thyme Pork Chops made with orange juice, mustard and fresh thyme
Yield 2 servings

Honeyed Thyme Pork Chops

These honeyed thyme pork chops are perfect for the lovely spring weather we'll soon be enjoying! They'll be best eaten outside with a chilled glass of white wine, but, in case winter sticks around longer than any of us want, you could eat them on the sofa, watching your favorite TV show. While snow falls. We did.

What I love about them is the amazing flavor they have. A lot of ingredients go into what's a really simple dish starting with fresh orange juice and ending with super fancy French mustard with oranges and chestnuts. (Although, in the absence of such mustard, you could just use your normal dijon.) But, these pork chops are tender and the earthy taste of thyme is delicious with the honey. And there's just a little bit of smoked paprika. Especially important if you make these in the grill/broiler on your oven and not outside.

I've not shown it in the photos, but I served these pork chops with fluffy rice and steamed, crunchy green beans. I like my green beans crunchy and fresh-tasting. They work well with the pork. No matter what you serve with them, the pork cooks up in less than 20 minutes and if you let them marinate the night before, they'll be unbelievably tender.
A plate of honeyed thyme pork chops from www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Ingredients:

For the honeyed thyme pork chops
1 tsp onion powder/granules
1 tsp garlic powder/granules
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp Maille mustard with orange and chestnut or Dijon mustard
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp honey
4 pork chops
juice of a large orange
fresh thyme
salt
pepper
These honeyed thyme pork chops are perfect dinner food for spring and summer

Instructions:

Honeyed Thyme Pork Chops
  1. Whisk to combine the honey, orange juice, olive oil, onion and garlic powders, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika in a bowl.
  2. Stir in fresh thyme leaves.
  3. Marinate the pork chops in the honey and thyme for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. If marinating for more than 2 hours, marinate in the fridge.
  4. Grill or pan fry the pork chops until cooked through.
  5. Serve with rice and vegetables.

Pork chops made with oney, fresh thyme, orange juice and mustard

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8 comments:

  1. When I have a look at the ingredients it really sounds very delicious, but I think I would go for fresh onions and garlic for marinating.

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  2. OH my goodness do these ever look amazing! Pinned and shared! YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  3. Thyme happens to be one of my favourite herbs. These chops look spectacular. Thanks again for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  4. Thanks for linking these to What'd You Do This Weekend. Yummy.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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  5. Your Honeyed Thyme Pork Chops look and sound wonderful. I will be making these for dinner soon.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  6. Oh yummy yummy. And I even have pork!

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  7. This is a gorgeous recipe and I absolutely love the flavors you have combined with the pork!

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  8. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe with Great Idea Thursdays. I'm Featuring this in a 'Great Ideas for Grilling' roundup.

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