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Maple Glazed Pork Loin Chops With Date Sauce and Toasted Couscous With Pine Nuts

 
One serving costs about $5.47 One serving costs about $5.47

$5.47 per serving

1 people like this recipe

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:69%

Spoonacular Score: 69%

 

Maple Glazed Pork Loin Chops With Date Sauce and Toasted Couscous With Pine Nuts might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 1089 calories, 45g of protein, and 46g of fat. This recipe serves 3. For $5.47 per serving, this recipe covers 36% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodista requires season, date sauce, pine nuts, and garlic. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly roughly 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a good spoonacular score of 68%. Try Slow-Cooker Parmesan-Sage Pork Loin and Watercress Salad with Sliced Pears, Goat Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts, Maple-and-Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops with Mint, Toasted Almonds and Feta Couscous, and Lemon Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts for similar recipes.

Pork Loin Chops works really well with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling. Chardonnay suits simple chops or chops in a butter or cream sauce, dry riesling complements sweet additions like honey mustard or apples, and pinot noir is a safe bet for pork dishes in general. The Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 18 dollars per bottle.

Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay

The Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay opens with toasty aromas of vanilla bean, baked pears and a hint of cantaloupe. In the mouth, it offers a medley of harmonious flavors, orange zest, caramel, golden delicious apples, jasmine and lemon. This wine is beautifully balanced with crisp acidity and an elegant lingering finish.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
3
3  pork loin chops
pork loin chops
some
some balsamic glaze
balsamic glaze
0.25 cups
0.25 cups olive oil
olive oil
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps maple syrup
maple syrup
2 dashes
2 dashes hot sauce
hot sauce
1 tsp
1 tsp red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
some
some s&p
s&p
some
some date
date
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1
1  diced onion
diced onion
2 cloves
2 cloves diced garlic
diced garlic
1 cup
1 cup dates
dates
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp ginger
ginger
1 tsp
1 tsp chipotle pepper
chipotle pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps smoked paprika
smoked paprika
1.25 cups
1.25 cups chicken stock
chicken stock
some
some couscous
couscous
1 cup
1 cup couscous
couscous
0.25 cups
0.25 cups pine nuts
pine nuts
1 tsp
1 tsp orange juice
orange juice
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps orange zest
orange zest
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp butter
butter
some
some s&p
s&p
some
some season
season
3  pork loin chops
3
pork loin chops
some balsamic glaze
some
balsamic glaze
0.25 cups olive oil
0.25 cups
olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
2 Tbsps maple syrup
2 Tbsps
maple syrup
2 dashes hot sauce
2 dashes
hot sauce
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp
red wine vinegar
0.25 tsps red wine vinegar
0.25 tsps
red wine vinegar
some s&p
some
s&p
some date
some
date
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1  diced onion
1
diced onion
2 cloves diced garlic
2 cloves
diced garlic
1 cup dates
1 cup
dates
2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsps
balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp ginger
1 Tbsp
ginger
1 tsp chipotle pepper
1 tsp
chipotle pepper
0.25 tsps smoked paprika
0.25 tsps
smoked paprika
1.25 cups chicken stock
1.25 cups
chicken stock
some couscous
some
couscous
1 cup couscous
1 cup
couscous
0.25 cups pine nuts
0.25 cups
pine nuts
1 tsp orange juice
1 tsp
orange juice
0.25 tsps orange zest
0.25 tsps
orange zest
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp
butter
some s&p
some
s&p
some season
some
season

Equipment

pot
pot
frying pan
frying pan
pot
pot
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Glaze Mix ingredients together and pour over pork. Allow to marinate 3 hours to overnight. Date Sauce Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in sauce pot. Add in dates, balsamic vinegar, ginger, chipotle and paprika. Stir and allow to saute for a moment. Add in chicken stock and allow sauce to reduce to desired consistency. Season with s&p. Blend sauce to a smooth consistency. Couscous Prepare couscous as directed. Saute prepared couscous and toasted pine nuts (or almonds) in pan with butter. Stir in orange juice and zest. Season with s&p.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.47
Ingredient
3 pork loin chops
some balsamic glaze
¼ cups olive oil
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
some date
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 diced onion
2 cloves diced garlic
1 cup dates
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper
¼ teaspoons smoked paprika
1.25 cups chicken stock
some couscous
1 cup couscous
¼ cups pine nuts
1 teaspoon orange juice
¼ teaspoons orange zest
1 tablespoon butter
Price
$6.54
$0.05
$0.64
$0.07
$1.02
$0.03
$0.34
$0.17
$0.24
$0.13
$1.68
$0.27
$0.04
$0.35
$0.06
$0.96
$0.49
$1.36
$1.81
$0.01
$0.03
$0.12
$16.40

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Couscous is actually a type of pasta made with flour and water. Whole wheat couscous is a bit healthier, but a better swap for health-conscious cooks would be quinoa. Plus, quinoa is gluten free (couscous isn't).

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Maple syrup comes in three grades, either A-C or 1-3 depending on where you live. To learn which types are suitable for which uses in the kitchen, check out our lesson on maple syrup in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips
Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1088 Calories
45g Protein
45g Total Fat
127g Carbs
33% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1088
54%

Fat
45g
70%

  Saturated Fat
9g
62%

Carbohydrates
127g
42%

  Sugar
51g
57%

Cholesterol
102mg
34%

Sodium
388mg
17%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
45g
91%

Manganese
2mg
110%

Vitamin B3
16mg
82%

Vitamin B1
1mg
78%

Selenium
49µg
70%

Vitamin B6
1mg
66%

Phosphorus
584mg
58%

Fiber
10g
41%

Vitamin B2
0.65mg
38%

Potassium
1317mg
38%

Magnesium
137mg
34%

Vitamin E
4mg
31%

Copper
0.63mg
31%

Zinc
3mg
27%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Vitamin K
22µg
21%

Iron
3mg
19%

Vitamin B12
0.72µg
12%

Folate
43µg
11%

Calcium
90mg
9%

Vitamin C
5mg
7%

Vitamin A
222IU
4%

Vitamin D
0.61µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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