Friday, March 23, 2012

Family-Pleasing Pork Chops

So if you've been on pinterest or anywhere else on the interwebs, you'll have heard about Man-Pleasing Chicken. Great name, unbelieveably yummy pics. How could I not?

We only had pork chops and I'd read on the comments that people had used them instead. More disturbingly, also on the comments, was the fact that many, many people asked if they could substitute pancake syrup for maple syrup. Just. Don't. Do. It. I will say it again, because I care about your health. Please, please, please do  not even consider substituting pancake syrup for maple. High-fructose corn syrup isn't something we should consume if avoidable and especially when the alternative is pure, natural, and delicious.

I followed the recipe verbatim:

  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard (smooth, not seedy)
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup (it's gonna cost you, like 50c)
  • 1Tbs rice vinegar
  • Salt and Pepp
You mix it up and pour over your chicken pork chops and whack it in a 450F oven for about 45 mins. Yeah.

As soon as my husband came in he said "WHAT is THAT?", and started drooling. I'd also thrown some broccolini and carrots in to roast. Dinner came and everyone loved it, including the kids (they liked sucking off the sauce and gnawing the bones). I can't wait to try it with chicken.