This recipe is slightly adapted from Epicurious (Gourmet Live 2011). I confess that I'm not a big fan of Guinness beer, because I find it a tad bitter. However, in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, I couldn't resist making a glaze with Guinness, brown sugar and coriander. The recipe was originally called Guinness Glazed Lamb Chops, but I settled for pork chops. I have to say that I love Guinness beer this way! The glaze had a beautiful balance of sweet and a slight flavor of molasses. We loved this, served with Irish Colcannon (Mashed potatoes with cabbage, bacon and onion). This is a keeper glaze that can be made up to three days ahead of time.
|2||cups (16 ounces) Guinness stout|
|½||cup packed light brown sugar|
|1½||tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed|
|½||teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed|
|4||bone-in pork chops*, medium thickness|
|NOTE: 16 Rib lamb chops can be used for this recipe, too|