Seattle caterer Lisa Dupar has earned an unparalleled reputation for fresh creations, refined service and personalized event planning. The owner of two multi-award winning Redmond, Washington based businesses, Lisa Dupar Catering and Pomegranate Bistro restaurant, is renowned for providing the finest Pacific Northwest and internationally-inspired cuisine.
With her cookbook, Fried Chicken & Champagne: A Romp Through The Kitchen at Pomegranate Bistro, Lisa shares both hometown and haute recipes drawn from her culinary life.
Here’s a delectable recipe to showcase her talent for using local and seasonal ingredients.
Pomegranate Glaze for Pork Chops
- 16 slices of bacon cut into strips
- 2 onions sliced julienne in strips
- 5 tbsp. chopped freshly peeled garlic
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 3 cups The Perfect Purée Pomegranate
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
- 1 cup maple syrup
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
For the glaze:
Sweat the bacon, onions and fresh garlic together until translucent. Pull bacon onion mix out, and drain off the grease. Reduce the soy, Pomegranate Concentrate, ginger, syrup, and vinegar until starting to get syrupy. Add the bacon onion mix back in, and stir. Cool.
Season and grill 2-4 oz. pork chops. Pull off grill after marked on both sides and place in small skillet. Spoon the glaze over the chops and finish heating in oven, being careful not to overcook.
Serve with mashed potatoes, 2 chops, glaze, a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds, and a strip of precooked Hempler’s bacon for garnish. Add seasonal veggies to plate.
Culinary Traditions Pomegranate Concentrate
This delightful fruit is well known in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. The red seeds burst with an astringent sweet-tart flavor. Our Pomegranate Concentrate is made from 100% fresh pomegranates and delivers a powerful, true fruit flavor. This concentrate is especially popular in pastries, sorbets and ice cream, bar drinks and savory sauces.
Perfect Puree of Napa Valley specializes in purees and concentrates for restaurant and bar chefs. For more great recipes, please visit www.perfectpuree.com.
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