Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on Time
19 Mins
Total Time
39 Mins
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 3/4 cup couscous)

In-season, sweet red cherries are a bountiful bargain, and they lend a wonderfully fresh, fruity element that pairs well with pork.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil evenly over both sides of pork, and sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let pork stand for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Place couscous in a large bowl. Add 3/4 cup boiling water; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cherries, and remaining ingredients. Serve with pork.

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Ratings & Reviews

carolfitz's Review

marthalynne
August 04, 2011
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.

Betsy1964's Review

BlueeyedSara7
August 01, 2011
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.

jillybeanz's Review

A00S00
July 31, 2013
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!

Ajspag's Review

Marcymarie102
July 06, 2011
I used whole wheat couscous and low-sodium chicken broth (1 1/2 c) in place of water. Very tasty.

Zendergirl's Review

Daisie
July 04, 2011
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.

mschiro's Review

Betsy1964
June 14, 2012
N/A

epestrad's Review

mschiro
December 14, 2011
This was a wonderful meal! We followed the recipe exactly, and will definitely be making it again.

A00S00's Review

Ajspag
July 07, 2014
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.

Marcymarie102's Review

NatalieNG
November 15, 2011
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!

mikoprice's Review

Vicuska
June 22, 2011
N/A