Followed recipe except used slivered almonds, because that's what we had on hand. Four stars for the couscous, though predictably ours turned out pretty pink instead of the "clean" combo shown in the photo. Served with asparagus. Gorgeous presentation, excellent supper.
Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous
carolfitz Posted: 08/04/11
Kimberlew Posted: 06/26/11
Really good! We ate the salad with pork roast and it was wonderful. I would recommend toasted sliverd almonds in place of freeze dried almonds (where do you get those?!). We toasted our own in the toaster oven; no fat! Will make this again --ripe cherries are wonderful with the lemon!
Ajspag Posted: 07/06/11
I used whole wheat couscous and low-sodium chicken broth (1 1/2 c) in place of water. Very tasty.
Zendergirl Posted: 07/04/11
I had family and friends over for dinner and I tried this recipe out and they raved about the cherry couscous! The combination of flavors was fabulous! The pork chops were delicious too! I used the slivered oven roasted almonds that are for salads because I already had them on hand.
Betsy1964 Posted: 08/01/11
The couscous was fabulous. I made it exactly according to the recipe, except that I used whole wheat couscous to bump up the fiber. In my opinion, the number of servings should be 6, not 4. It's pretty filling.
BlueeyedSara7 Posted: 09/24/11
Excellent flavor and pretty presentation. Like the others, I used slivered almonds that I toasted as well as whole-grain couscous. The pork chops were a little tough but that was probably due to the fault of the chef (me). Usually I brine or marinate pork chops and I will do that the next time I prepare this dish but I will definitely make again.
Daisie Posted: 09/21/11
Absolutely delicious, great flavor combo.
Marcymarie102 Posted: 11/15/11
Love the couscous! Tried it with frozen when cherries were out of season and it wasn't as good. Use fresh cherries and it is soo good!
epestrad Posted: 12/14/11
This was a wonderful meal! We followed the recipe exactly, and will definitely be making it again.
marthalynne Posted: 01/08/13
Cherries are not cheap @ $4.99 Lb so i soaked raisins instead and i used pork loin @ $1.90 Lb instead of cops, it seemed to be just as good.
NatalieNG Posted: 09/06/13
The couscous is the real show stopper! My alteration:With the leftover cherries, pit and halve them before placing them on the pork chops so the juice seeps into them while they cook. They taste divine!
jillybeanz Posted: 07/31/13
This was really good!. Super easy and fast. Great summer meal when cherries are in season so they are on sale. I used sliced almonds and added only 1 tablespoon of meyer lemon EVOO to the couscous. No lemon juice, just some rind. My 4 year old even liked it!