Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pork and Fruit

Pork goes well with fruit.  Pork and apple sauce is a classic. Other possibilities include cherries, pineapple, peaches, plums, nectarines, cranberries, oranges, pears, and mangos. Try opening a can of something and either marinating the pork chops in the juice or using the fruit to make a sauce or glaze after the chops are cooked. Or heat the fruit up with a spice or two and serve it on the side, like you would applesauce with cinnamon.

Some people don’t like fruit with meat. The complaint I’ve usually heard is that it’s too sweet. If you feel this way, try something less sweet. Instead of pineapple in heavy syrup or cherries in syrup or sweetened applesauce, try a fruit salsa. The heat from the peppers may balance out the sweetness of the fruit enough to make it work for you. Or a relish made of cranberries and oranges without sugar. The tartness of the cranberries may offset the sweetness of the orange enough for you.

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