Sable Grape Sauce For Pork Chops

I first found the grapes for this sable grape sauce at our local Woolworths. They are now widely available and hopefully you can find the same variety where you live.

I grew up in a home where we (read our gardener) grew our own vegetables and had an abundance of fruit trees. In our back yard was a grape vine and many a happy afternoon was spent with grapes being gorged. I would pop the succulent black grape into my mouth and break the skin with my teeth. The grapes were seedless, and sweet and I long for them.  We don’t have catawba (lambrusca) grapes here, but I have found the most beautiful sable grapes and I am devouring them by the punnet. The season is short and the grapes are limited in production.  The are black and seedless and remind me of my childhood. As grapes are in season right now, they had to form the part of this month’s regional and seasonal challenge. I decided that I could not do the obvious and make a smoothie, and neither could I make jam. I might still give the jam a go, but not with my beautiful grapes. So, I decided on a sauce to accompany our pork chops. I am sure this will go perfectly with duck breasts as well.

Sable Grape Sauce
Sable Grape Sauce
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Sable Grape Sauce

Recipe Category: Sauces
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 135 g sable grapes or any black seedless grapes
  • 30 mls cabernet sauvignon vinegar
  • 30 mls water
  • 5 mls fructose


  • place all the ingredients into a frying pan and cook over a low heat until the sauce has reduced

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12 thoughts on “Sable Grape Sauce For Pork Chops

  1. I’ve had a craving for pork chops for a while now, this looks very good.
    I’m doing your challenge today.

    BTW, your suggestion of the Kleinboet was a good one, thanks 🙂

    1. my pleasure – I really enjoy their wines and the paternoster is our every day drinking wine. The wine estate have a ‘club’ and if you belong you get 10% off the wines and free deliveries! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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