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Honey Glazed Pork Chops Oven Baked

What better recipe then Pork chops? You have to try our Honey Glazed Pork Chops recipe. We use a homemade marinade for it, and we glazed the pork chops with honey. You can easily do this in your oven, so give it a try. You won’t regret it!

Destination: Butcher shop

It all started with a trip to the butcher shop. Regular day, just going out to buy some pork and maybe a lovely duck breast if they have it. When I arrived at the shop, there was a huge line. Due to the corona pandemic, only two persons are allowed inside the shop; the rest of us have to wait outside in a line keeping our distance. Good thing that it was nice out, so I don’t have to queue in the heavy rain.
The shop where I usually buy my meat, it’s a family-owned butcher shop. They don’t offer “BIO” meat, but they claim everything they sell is regional and raised with natural food. When we first moved to Hamburg, we tried different spots for buying food, and I find that this butcher shop has high-quality meat at a fair price.
After 10 minutes, I entered the shop and started looking at what they have. As usual, my plan falls apart when I saw their selection of meat. I ended up buying lamb, duck, and beef. Then I saw the pork chops. They were looking so lovely that I had to buy them. I bought two of them.

Pork chops - raw

Pork chops – how to cook them

Back home, we agreed to marinate them overnight. For the marinade, it was simple. If the meat is high quality, it’s already tasty, so that you would put just some condiments over like salt and pepper. For the marinade, I used salt, mustard seeds, red pepper, harissa (this was like chili flakes to make it a little spicy), juniper berries, basil, olive oil, and apple vinegar. I mixed all the ingredients in a mortar and ground them. In this way, you obtain more robust flavors. Add all the ingredients over the pork chops, rub them, and place them in the refrigerator overnight.
We did this for dinner, so before starting to cook, I place the pork chops at room temperature for 20 minutes. I wanted to add something sweet, and I found out in the past that honey works well. So I made a syrup from water and honey and brushed the pork chops with it. I also added some potatoes in the tray.

Pork chops - honey glazed - oven baked

The result you can see in the picture. The taste was really nice, as the honey syrup was also extending into the potatoes. The meat was tender, and you could feel the sweetness from the honey and some nice spiciness from the marinade. It’s working well to accompany this dish with a fresh salad where you add a little cider vinegar.

Honey Glazed Pork Chops Oven Baked

Honey Glazed Pork Chops Oven Baked

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

This recipe is so simple you can make it in a weekday but looks like an elaborated weekend recipe: honey glazed pork chops with baked potatoes. The main ingredient, you guess it....Pork Chops. Make sure you have fresh pork chops from your butcher shop to have a nice result on this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pork Chops
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper
  • 1 tsp Harissa
  • 1/2 tsp Juniper berries
  • 1/4 tsp Basil
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tsp Apple Vinegar

Instructions

  1. When we found these two beauties we decided to treat them like royals so we prepared some nice marinade. This pork chops look amazing!
  2. How to prepare the marinade: put all spices in a large mortar and grind them. Add 2 tsp of olive oil in the mixture. With the condiment mix, rub the pork chops on both sides.
  3. Place the pork chops in a bowl and add 3 tsp of apple vinegar. The vinegar will help to tenderize the meat, so I would not skip this step. Place them in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat the oven at 200 degrees C (392 F) and prepare for baking. Place the pork chops in a baking tray.
  5. Glaze the sides of the meat with a mixture of 2 tsp of honey and 2 tbsp of water. This will make a kind of caramel on the fat part of the pork chops.
  6. Add sliced potato, some salt, and pepper and cook them in the oven at 200 degrees C (392 F) for 35-40 minutes.
    From time to time open the oven and glaze the pork chops with the honey mixture. For a uniform cooking, turn the pork chops on the other side after 20 minutes.
  7. Serve it with some salad and gravy.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

I used harrisa to add something spicy in the marinade. You can add chili flakes or just skip it if you are not a fan of spicy food.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 726Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 935mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 49g

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