Yum, yum. I really enjoyed the couscous variation. I only used 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in it too. I would serve that side with other meats, it is so good. It isn't the time of year for cherries, so I used some dried cherries that I reconstituted with some boiling water first and they worked well. Quick and easy enough for a weeknight yet elegant enough to serve for guests too. We had it with some steamed green beans tonight.
The total of the ingredients necessary from Coborns Delivers is 31.71. Sure, Coborns is a little more expensive than regular grocery stores, but not 3 times as expensive! This does not seem like a budget meal.
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!
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!
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.
This was a wonderful meal! We followed the recipe exactly, and will definitely be making it again.
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!
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.
Absolutely delicious, great flavor combo.
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.
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.
I used whole wheat couscous and low-sodium chicken broth (1 1/2 c) in place of water. Very tasty.
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.
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!