- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 8 to 10 ounces rhubarb, ends trimmed, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 pork loin chops, (each 1/2 inch thick and 6 to 8 ounces)
- In a small bowl, combine cherries with vinegar and 1/4 cup hot water; let stand 10 minutes to soften.
- In a small saucepan, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-low heat. Add onion; cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
- To the saucepan, add cherry mixture, rhubarb, and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until rhubarb has softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in nutmeg; season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat; keep warm.
- Generously season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Cook pork (in two batches, if necessary, to avoid crowding the pan) until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve topped with warm sauce.
The cherries can be replaced with other dried fruit, such as golden raisins; soften as instructed in step 1.