Balsamic honey chicken thighs with pickled Danish red cabbage

Homemade balsamic honey chicken thigh over pickled Danish pickled red cabbage , what a great combo !

I like to marinate the chicken in a balsamic glaze and honey or agave syrup with salt and pepper.

I then refrigerate it for least a hour before I bake or grill them. You can do this also with chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts. Just adjust the cooking time.

I had a red cabbage that I bought recently that is pickled. This is the star of this dish. Recently there has been a lot of talk on the benefits of your gut by eating fermented foods. So eat away! Pickled cabbage, is pickled via fermentation.Fermented foods have lots of proven health benefits thanks to good bacteria, and the fermentation process also results in wonderfully complex flavor.

For this dish I used Danish red cabbage , also known as Rødkål . You can buy in store or make on your own. The process is time consuming but worth it the end and it store well in the fridge for many days.

The company I use is called Beauvais , which makes a great version that tastes homemade and can be found in your grocery store or online .

About Beauvais 

Beauvais is a Danish brand of condiments, snacks and readymade meals now owned by Norwegian food company Orkla ASA.  The brand was founded by and is named for Jeean Baptiste Desiré Beauvais, a French immigrant, who established a production of canned food in Copenhagen in 1850. The company was acquired by Orkla in 1995 and renamed Orkla Foods Denmark in 2013. (Source Wikipedia)

Try it out you will love it!

Chef tip! – Want to learn more about foods that pickled versus fermented check out this article below

https://www.furtherfood.com/pickled-versus-fermented-foods-which-is-better-for-your-gut/

Puerto Rican style Pork Chops!

These easy grilled Puerto Rican style pork chops are a favorite and quick dish of mine. Great for party of one or many. They have so much flavor and are still juicy! This cooking method can be done with boneless or bone in chops. Adjust the cooking time as needed. On top I added sauteed sweet yellow spanish onions which sauteed on the side in skillet.

How to prepare the Pork Chops

In a large bowl, season pork chops with, adobo seasoning, garlic powder, Turmeric powder , dried parsley and oregano. Add in olive oil and marinate for a half hour in the fridge before cooking.

Over medium to medium high heat warm your grill pan or outdoor grill.

Add in pork chops. grill pork chops 3-4 minutes per side, and then place on plate and cover with onions and foil until you are ready to serve them.

chef tip : If chops are grilled a tad bit longer, there’s a delicate crunch on the ends that just can not be beat!. Just watch them so they don’t over cook.

And…. Do you need a fantastic indoor grill to BBQ on inside your home? I used one by Calphalon. This 11 in. square grill pan features a ridged sear nonstick surface to add authentic grill flavor to meat and vegetables, plus the Calphalon grill pan browns evenly while locking in juices. A Great purchase!