I was provided with complimentary Blaze Balsamic Glazes from Modena Fine Foods to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
I love to use the grill in the summertime. Well, anytime of year actually! When you can grill outside it saves dishes which is a big time bonus for me, but it also yields the best flavor. So even when I can’t get outside to grill I like to use the grill pan right on the stove to get some of the same flavor. We also happen to have a rosemary plant that’s really more like a bush, so I’m throwing that into every recipe I can right now, too. And so, these Rosemary & Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops With Blaze Balsamic Fig Glaze were born! And they were GOOD!
I always just thought balsamic vinegar was balsamic vinegar and didn’t really realize the wide range of qualities you can find this stuff in. I just bought whatever was on the shelf at the store. As part of this month’s food challenge Modena Fine Foods sent my group of recipe bloggers a sample of the Blaze Balsamic Vinegar Glazes I was sorta blown away by the consistency and the flavor.
Their glazes are almost syrupy, much thicker than the runny stuff I’m used to. And the flavor really packs a punch! They have a few varieties including some fruit flavors like strawberry and fig. I used the fig to make this recipe and it’s just a tad sweet but you still get that kind of tart balsamic flavor too. It’s amazing what a difference a really good quality balsamic can make in your cooking. Not only does it really bump up the quality of the flavor in your recipes, it works great as a dip or sauce, too. My kids put it on all kinds of stuff: chicken, salmon, even pasta! And you ought to try one of the fruit flavors on ice cream! I thought that was crazy, too, until I tried it and now I love it! You can learn more about Modena on their Facebook page. They’ve got a lot of really high quality cooking products. Check them out!
This recipe is super easy to make with just a few ingredients. All you need to do is plan ahead a bit so you have them all on hand, and then throw it together a few hours before you want to cook so you can marinate the pork chops for the best flavor. This would work great on chicken, too!
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup of Blaze Fruity Balsamic Glaze with Fig
- 2 sprigs of rosemary, rosemary removed and chopped
Combine all ingredients in a plastic bag and seal. Marinade for 3 hours or more.
When you're ready to cook, preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat.
Place pork chops on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes, then flip and repeat on the other side until cooked through.
Serve on a plate with a drizzle of balsamic glaze on top.