Charred Pork Chop with Blueberry Port Sauce

by Chef Timothy Grandinetti, C.E.C.

Blueberry Port Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup St. James Winery Blueberry Wine
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ruby port wine
  • 1 stick cinnamon

Charred Pork Chop Ingredients

  • 1-inch thick pork chops
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • cracked black pepper

Blueberry Port Sauce Instructions

  1. Cook blueberries, blueberry wine, brown sugar, port wine, and cinnamon over medium heat.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes until reduced by half.

Pork Chop Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to 400°F.
  2. Remove chops from refrigeration and rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  3. Season with oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. For beautiful grill marks, place pork chops on grill for 3 to 4 minutes. Rotate 45° and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Flip the chop and cook 3to 4 minutes, rotate 45° and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until internal temperature registers 145° to 150°F.
  6. Serve with chops with blueberry port sauce.