SCD Fall Recipe Love – Rhubarb Pork Chop Bake

by Steven Wright

If you are looking for a warm and comforting treat to enjoy on a fall weekend I got just the recipe for you! Actually, my mom gave me the recipe and it was supposed to be a summer dish. But, I’m lazy, turns out I think I won that battle. This dish is a great mixture of warm spice and sweet fruit. Its sweet fumes of rhubarb and honey will engulf your kitchen during cooking but the actual taste is very mild and pleasant.

Fall tastes and smells so good!

This recipe was a hit among my friends (non-SCD) and I will be making it again in the near future. If you’re thinking, “But I can’t find any rhubarb this time of year!?!” I plan to try this recipe with apples and peaches soon. I think both will end up being delicious and you should be able to substitute them one-for-one with the rhubarb. Enjoy!

SCD Rhubarb Pork Chop Bake

  • 4 pork chops (1″ thick)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 – ½ cups of fresh or frozen rhubarb (1/2” chucks)
  • ¾ cup of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of almond flour* (See below)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

*Almond flour – I would recommend either omitting or doubling to 4 tablespoons. In this instance, it is only used as a thickening agent for the rhubarb sauce and 2 tablespoons really wasn’t worth it.

In a large skillet, brown the pork chops in coconut oil. Season the meat with rosemary, salt and pepper.

Spice to taste, I love rosemary

In a bowl, combine the rhubarb, honey, flour, cinnamon and allspice. Stir to coat the rhubarb as evenly as possible.

Mix all the rest of the ingredients…

Next, spread half the rhubarb mixture in the bottom of butter greased glass baking dish (I used a 11” x 7” x 2”).

I almost just ate this instead of cooking it…

Place the browned pork chops in the dish and cover with the rest of the fruit mixture.

Those ham hocks are looking good!

Cover and bake at 350ºF for 35 minutes. Uncover and finish for 10 more minutes or until juices run clear.

Good stuff, make sure you spoon all the great juices onto your plate!

I hope you enjoy this recipe half as much as I do. If you use a different fruit or play with the flour, please let me know how it goes in the comments below!

-Steve

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About the author

Steven Wright Steve Wright is a health engineer and author. In 2009, he reached a breaking point when IBS took over his life and the doctors didn't know how to help. Since then, he has transformed his health and started SCDLifestyle.com to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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Tracee November 7, 2010 at 11:56 am

Hey Guys,
I’ve put up a SCD for the Holidays page for everyone to put links to holiday recipes. I hope this will help everyone find plenty of SCD recipes, especially those who are new to the diet. If you want to add any links of your great recipes: http://mrsedsresearchandrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/11/scd-for-holidays.html

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