Concord grapes: Superfood in your produce aisle this month Pork Chops or Chicken with grapes and balsamic glazePosted by Dorothy Krupnick September 05, 2016
Chicken or Pork with Concord Grapes and Balsamic Vinegar Glaze
Late August and all of September is the perfect time to indulge in a superfood high in anthocyanins, a molecule found in purple fruits like concord grapes, Italien plums and sable grapes. Think of them as the CIA of immune function, using the Lymphocytes (or T cells) as seveillance of the epithelial tissue. Concord grapes, like other grapes have resveratrol an artery relaxant, for blood pressure and a reducer of clot formation. 1/2 cup of concord grapes has 30 calories, and 7 grams of sugar (carbohydrate) Not a bad snack and with incredible health benefits. Now try cooking with them. Makes great sauces. In the following recipe, I love crushed fennel with chicken or pork. Get a mortar and pestle and crush the seeds by hand or in a spice grinder grind seeds for 30 seconds.
Pork Chop or Chicken with Concord Grapes:
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts halved or two pork chops
- 1/2 cup of concord grapes
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup of red wine
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- pinch of salt and pepper for the sauce
Mix the flour, crushed fennel seeds, salt and pepper with a fork in a shallow pan and lightly coat the meat. Heat olive oil in a pan and saute the chicken or pork chops for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and let rest on a board. In the same pan add all the other ingredients and cook for 3 minutes until a glaze forms. Return the meat back to the pan for an additional 2 minutes and serve.