Cherries are in Season right now.

“Northwest-grown Sweet Cherries are just hitting the produce sections, popping up farmers market and on restaurant menus“.

Pork and Cherries pair nicely together. Creating a nice Savory and Sweet dish.

Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Glaze

Pork and Cherries are the perfect Savory and Sweet Combination. This Cherry Glaze is also perfect for toppings for your Waffles or Pancakes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


Grilled Pork Chops

  • Louisiana Cajun Seasoning Generous amount
  • Smoked Paprika Generous amount
  • Onion Powder Generous amount
  • Garlic Powder Generous amount
  • Virgin Olive Oil Generous amount
  • Griddle Grill Pan Link included

Cherry Topping

  • 1 cup Cut Cherries
  • 1 - 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsps Yellow Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 palm full Celery leaves Rough chopped
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 2 tbsp Grease from the Pork Chop
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • Edible Flowers Garnish


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This dish includes two major components, the Grilled Porks and the Cherry Topping!
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Ingredients for Pork Chops: 
  • Louisiana Cajun Seasoning
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Griddle Grill Pan
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Ingredients for Cherry Topping:
  • Cherries
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Yellow Mustard Seeds
  • Water
  • Cinnamon
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Celery leaves
  • Lemon
  • Grease from the Pork Chops
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Edible Flowers
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Cherry Topping
  1. Rinse the cherries. Remove the pit. Cut the cherries in half. Set aside.
  2. Chop a few celery leaves. Set aside.
  3. Season the Pork Chops with Louisiana Cajun Seasoning, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder and Smoked Paprika. Set aside.
  4. For the Cherry topping, add the butter to the pan.
  5. Add the brown sugar, cherries, water. Stir. Cook about 3 minutes. It should start to look syrup like.
  6. Add the yellow mustard seeds, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, pepper flakes. Stir.
  7. Once bubbling. Reduce the heat.
  8. Add the Lemon juice and celery leaves. Stir.
  9. Add a pinch of salt. Stir and taste. Cook on medium to low heat for about 10 - 15 minutes or so.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Add Olive Oil to the Griddle Pan. Allow the pan to get really hot. This will provide beautiful grill marks.
  12. Add pork chops to the griddle. Space the pork chops out, this will allow the pork chops to cook evenly.
  13. Cook on both sides for about 6 - 8 minutes give or take. The internal temperature of a pork chop should be 145 degrees.
  14. Remove from the heat. Allow to rest 3 minutes.
  15. Reserve some of the pork chop grease from the grilling skillet.  Stir into the Cherry topping before serving.
  16. Plate the pork chops side by side. Then add the Cherry topping on top of the pork chops.
  17. Garnish with edible flowers.
  18. Enjoy!
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