Why is it that pork tastes so delicious with fruit? One of my favorite and first recipes I posted on this blog was for roast pork with a cherry rhubarb sauce. Fruit is a great way to dress up humble pork cuts, especially when you are following a paleo autoimmune protocol and not eating nightshades or other spices. This dish for pork chops with roasted grapes and herbs was born after a long and busy day when I wanted an easy delicious meal on the table in 30 minutes or less. I really didn’t plan to write it up because it is almost too simple to even be called a recipe, but it turned out to be so tasty and photographed so beautifully that it only seemed right to share it with the world.
The inspiration for this recipe came from a recipe I saw on Pinterest (are you as obsessed with Pinterest as I am?) from the great home cook driven site Food52. But I streamlined and simplified my version even more and used the technique for perfect pork chops from the paleo pork bible, Beyond Bacon. I used a mix of green and red grapes because that is what we had in the refrigerator, but this would work fine with just one color. For the herbs I used a mixture of rosemary and sage, but think it would be delicious with just one of those or any other herb you like.
This dish is appropriate for people on a paleo autoimmune protocol, SCD, or GAPS diet without any modifications. For low-FODMAP be cautious about the quantity of the grapes, which are moderately high in fructose.Print