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Grilled Pork Chops and Plum Compote

Grilled Pork Chops and Plum Compote


Fire up the grill for this tasty version on pork chops topped with a plum and nectarine compote. It comes together in about 30 minutes.


3 double-thick cut pork chops
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of coriander
4 plums pitted and cut in half
4 nectarines pitted and cut into wedges
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 bottle of red zinfandel
1 bunch of trimmed asparagus
6 thin slices of prosciutto ham cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


In a large bowl mix together the plums, nectarines, orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar and cinnamon until combined and pour it into a large saute pan on high heat along with 1 bottle of red zinfandel.  Cook on high heat until it becomes thick like syrup.  Keep warm.

Place the asparagus on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and coat the asparagus with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and wrap each asparagus with 1 of the cut pieces of prosciutto ham.  Roast the asparagus on the sheet pan in the oven on 450° for 15 to 20 minutes.

Next rub the pork with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, cumin, coriander and season with salt and pepper.  Cook the pork on a hot grill (450° and 550°) for 15 to 18 minutes or until cooked through and brown grill marks have been formed. 

To Plate: Pour the plums, nectarines and sauce over the pork and serve alongside the asparagus.

Download Recipe PDF  |  Recipe created by Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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