Thursday, May 07, 2009

Tastes like more

Last night's dinner took it's inspiration from a recipe in the fantastic, behemoth, 1080 Recipes. There were a few extra steps I didn't want to take and some ingredient changes. This was very tasty and I was ready for plenty more when I was done!!!

Pork Chops with Mustard, Wine & Orange Juice

strange I know!

I used very thinly sliced pork chops, no more than a quarter of an inch. Season with a pinch or two of salt and fresh black pepper, then spread a light layer of Dijon mustard over the chops.

Saute the chops in a pan with one tablespoon of olive oil, over high heat. Because the chops are so thin, this takes just a few moments, as long as your pan is hot enough.

Remove the chops to a plate. Toss two finely chopped shallots into the pan and cook for one minute. They will be very aromatic and start to become translucent. Deglaze the pan with a quarter cup of dry white wine. Scrap up any bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan, that will include some tasty pork chop flavor and mustard! Add a quarter cup of orange juice. Drop heat to medium and simmer until the sauce begins to reduce and thicken. About two minutes. Stir in some chopped parsley.

I served the chops with some potatoes. Drizzle with the sauce and enjoy. Dinner took about 10-15 minutes and was very good. I will make this again.

1 comment:

Dancer in DC said...

Sweet and tangy, which goes very well with pork! A delicious meal, we both wished we had seconds.