Berkshire Pork Chops & Grits with Arugula & Muscadine Salad
Ever wonder why pork is so often paired with apples or other fruit? It’s because the meat has a hint of sweetness that creates an affinity with many fruits. One late-summer fruit near and dear to Southerners’ hearts, muscadines, are among pork’s natural partners. A little sugar, salt and vinegar help release their juices and create a dressing for the salad. Peppery arugula is the perfect green balance the sweetness; it does so exceptionally well with the contrast of tart elderbelly jam from Fairywood Thicket Farms, which is located just southwest of Atlanta, GA.