This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always all opinions are my own.
Sriracha almond crusted pork chops are perfectly crunchy with a little heat. Serve them with the sweet and spicy sriracha honey mustard sauce for a delicious weeknight meal!
Can you guys believe it’s already the last weekend in June? Wasn’t it just Memorial Day weekend and yet here we are less than a week away from the 4th of July! Time flies when your having fun I guess! Lately I’ve really been enjoying my Sundays. My husband and I are back to our Sunday bike rides and the weather couldn’t be more perfect for it. One of our favorite rides is along a river that takes us right into downtown Denver. This year the river is extra high from all the rain we got in May. It’s made for some interesting detours because parts of the path have been flooded. I love the ride because for the most part it’s flat whereas my runs are a constant battle with hills. It’s a nice change of pace, not to mention good cross training.
A normal person would think that this bike ride would be plenty of exercise for the day and they are probably right. However, I have an obsession with getting my daily run in. So on top of my early morning run I’m then going on a late morning bike ride. To say this puts my metabolism in overdrive and makes me want to eat everything in the house for the rest of the day would be an understatement.
When dinner time finally rolls around I’m usually craving something high in protein which makes these Sriracha Almond Crusted Pork Chops with Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce an ideal meal for me. Earlier this month Blue Diamond Almonds sent me some of their new sriracha flavored almonds to try out. You guys, these almonds are super addicting! If you love spicy salty flavored nuts you’re gonna love them! Instead of eating the whole can for dinner and calling it good, I decided the better option was to grind them up and use them as a coating on some pork chops.
Normally I stick to fish or chicken for dinner, but every once in awhile I like to throw some pork in the mix and boy does my husband love when I do! We gobbled up these spicy almond crusted chops like it was our last meal. As if the pork wasn’t good enough on it’s own, I made a sriracha honey mustard sauce to use as a dipping sauce. The sweet and spicy mustard was just what the pork chops needed. I guarantee I’ll be making these Sriracha Almond Crusted Pork Chops many more times in the near future!