Sometimes I get great recipes in the most unusual places. Although most of them come from friends, family, readers and my collection of cookbooks, I have also gotten them at weddings, live theatre performances and even funerals. This recipe for prime rib roast is a good one and it was on the back of an advertisement that appeared in my mailbox along with those weekly flyers. Thanks Norm Merz of Remax for sharing a great one. I don’t cook a roast very often because I end up eating beef for a week straight, but I got my butcher to cut a rib roast in half for me and I tried this recipe. I did make up the whole amount of the rub and used more than half of it, putting the remainder into a jar (with a label) for use later on. I roasted it in the oven and it was absolutely delicious and moist. The recipe for pork kabobs was used in a Zehrs cooking class and, although I haven’t tried it, two people who attended the class recommended it to me. Bacon Parmesan knots is a recipe that I got from a friend. It does take some time to tie the double knots, but is certainly worth the effort. Be sure to mince your garlic so that it is very fine. When I did mine I baked it on a rack on a foil lined baking pan, being careful to get the garlic and cheese just on top of the bacon. You could serve these as an appetizer or for lunch along with a side salad and a fresh roll.
3 or 4 pork chops
6 Tbsp. honey
4 Tbsp. ketchup
3 Tbsp. white sugar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. cold water
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
Soak wooden skewers overnight in water.
In a small saucepan, whisk together all sauce ingredients and cook over low heat until thickened.
Put the pork chops into the marinade and refrigerate overnight. Remove from marinade and cook as you normally would. When cool, cut into one-inch pieces. Cut pineapple into one-inch pieces. Put the pieces onto a skewer alternately with the pineapple pieces. Grill for 15 to 20 minutes until pork is heated through.
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