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Pork and Polenta with Cherry Sauce How-To

pork and polenta with cherry sauce
This all-in-one meal features a tasty combo of pork and cherries. MORE+ LESS-
By Joanne and Adam Gallagher

You don’t need to go out to enjoy restaurant-quality food. Bring it home by preparing simply seared pork and polenta with a sweet-tart cherry sauce.

Here’s what you’re going to need: Boneless pork chops, cherry jam, balsamic vinegar, veggies, quick-cooking polenta, a touch of cream cheese and some butter.

ingredients for pork and polenta with cherry sauce

First, season those pork chops. Cook them in a non-stick frying pan until golden brown and cooked through.

seasoning pork chops on a plate, cooking pork chops in non-stick pan

This is a good time to make your polenta. Just follow the directions on the package. It’s really easy!

You can also get your veggies into the microwave.

preparing polenta with wire whisk, preparing vegetables in microwave-safe bowl

Now, transfer the pork to a plate and cover with foil, and then make the sauce. Add cherry jam and balsamic vinegar to the pan. Add some water. You want a thin but shiny sauce. It will only take a minute.

Just before serving, add some cream cheese and butter to the cooked polenta.

preparing cherry sauce in non-stick pan, adding cream cheese and butter to polenta

Put the polenta on a plate. Top with the pork and sauce, and then add a side of veggies.

polenta on a serving plate, topped with pork chop, sauce, and veggies

That’s it. Simple and so good!