There is no substitute for fresh culinary sage. Dry sage just doesn’t compare. This plum-grilled pork chop recipe is one of many good reasons to have sage in your pantry.
Plum-Grilled Pork Chops by the Huntington Herb Garden
1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
6 pork chops, 1/2″ thick
6 medium red plums, pitted and halved
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 shallots, finely diced and puréed
12 sprigs of sage or thyme for garnish
Combine of the sage, thyme, salt, sugar, and paprika in a small bowl. Place the pork chops in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle both sides with the dry herb mixture. Cover and refrigerate one to two hours.
Heat charcoal in an outdoor grill over medium heat. Lightly oil the grill rack and place it 4″ above the coals. Grill the chops four minutes on each side, until done. Place the plums on the grill and cook, turning often, until soft and slightly browned. Combine the honey, lime juice, mustard, and shallots. Brush the chops and plums with part of the honey mixture to glaze. Transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with remaining honey sauce. Garnish with sage or thyme sprigs. Makes six servings.
Our organic Daikon Radish Microgreens are alive in a tray of nourishing organic soil and waiting for you to snip them to eat and use as garnish. Microgreens punch more than their weight. It is always a wonderful surprise just how flavorful their tiny leaves taste. “As Gene Lester, Ph.D., who led the USDA’s first major study of phytochemical content in microgreens explains ‘[f]lavor most often comes from the amount of vitamins present in food. In microgreens, all the vitamins that a plant will use to grow are packed into a very small cotyledon (seed leaves) [and] this magnifies the [flavor] ….’ ” Source: Winter 2017 Garden Design
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