8.11.10

Pork Chops


4 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2" thick (4 oz. each), trimmed of fat
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 package (8-10 oz.) sliced cremini or white mushrooms
1 large shallot, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup Marsala wine
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Evenly season pork chops, on both sides, with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.

In a 12-inch skillet (the recipe suggested nonstick), heat 2 teaspoons oil on medium 1 minute.  Add chops and cook 6 minutes or until browned on the outside and still slightly pink in the center, turning over once.  Transfer chops to a platter; keep warm.

In the same skillet, heat remaining oil 1 minute.  Add mushrooms, shallot and thyme; cook 5 minutes or until mushrooms are browned and shallot is softened.  Add broth and wine to mushroom mixture; cook 2 minutes.  Mix cornstarch with 1 teaspoon cold water and add it slowly to the mushroom sauce while stirring.  Place chops on plates and top with wine sauce.

Serve with asparagus or steamed green beans, maybe a side salad and rice. 
*A quick way to cook asparagus: Place 1 pound of asparagus in a glass pie plate with 2 Tablespoons water; cover tightly with plastic wrap and cook in microwave on High 3 to 3-1/2 minutes or until fork tender.




 



Hope you like it!




 

36 comments:

  1. Looks chinese. And tasty. And chinese again

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  2. it looks really delicous

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  3. njami......look very good...

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  4. Every time when I come to your blog I am hungry xD

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  5. oh wow! i try it right away :)

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  6. They look so juicy.

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  7. I never thought about it that way...

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  8. cool, can't wait for an update

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  9. I prefer grilling my meats :P

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  10. Mmm... deliciouz! ;)

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  11. OMFG I'm hungry right now :D :D

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  12. I'm kinda partial to onions myself, as in this recipe gets 2 onions when i would make it! Nice!

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  13. mushrooms and pork chops yummy

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  14. Now I am starving, great blog, following you for sure, check out my blog and tell me what you think

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  15. every time i visit your blog I get hungry

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  16. Yeah! I freaking love pork chops.

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  17. good, mushrooms look yummy on top

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  18. mushrooms on top make it look goood

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  19. I tried, and not perfect but I did it quite good :)

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  20. nice, can't wait for an update

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  21. looks delicious. cool blog, you got a new follower.

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