Last Saturday we went to a culinary fair here in Stuttgart. The entrance fee was 10 euros, which covered the cost of wine and food tasting. I took lots of pictures before discovering there was no card in the camera. Anyway.
To our surprise, there was an American Heritage stall http://www.american-heritage.de ! I’ve always associated American Heritage with furniture, but this is a German company carrying a variety of house and garden imports from the U.S., including sauces and other cooking condiments. I bought an interesting vidalia onion and fig sauce for closer scrutiny. The presence of fig in the sauce made me think of duck but I had smoked pork chops waiting impatiently in the fridge, so that’s why.
In addition, on Monday, the Executive Suites manager, Uli, was kind enough to take us on a mini tour of two German wineries and an amazing store called Fresh Paradise http://www.frischeparadies.eu/. They have everything and I’ve found a surprise for you Frugal honey :) But you’ll have to wait.
Even “Les Chatons Horribles” need their rest after a night of galloping up and down in the apartment. Of course I yanked the covers off.
Glazed Smoked Pork Chops
6 smoked pork chops
1/2 bottle of Stonewall Kitchen Vidalia Onion Fig Sauce or any other fruity sauce
2 onions, quartered
2 large potatoes, cut into wedges (about 8 each)
2 apples, quartered
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
Marinate the pork shops in the fig sauce for a couple of hours. Mix the onions, potatoes, apples, thyme, salt, pepper and olive oil together and place in the bottom of a tajine. Place the pork chops on top, cover and roast in a 400 F oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and roast for an addition 10 -15 minutes.