Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pork Chops with Plum Sauce

In my house, we get stuck in the chicken rut, chicken Monday, chicken Tuesday, chicken Wednesday, etc. (ok, you get the point) and the little one swears he hates chicken (not true, but I start to feel that way too after four nights in a row). Anyway, this little treat is super easy and such a great flavor change from the standard fare. I think you'll love it if you give it a try.

About 1.5 pounds pork loin boneless chops
1/2 medium onion, diced or sliced thinly
Olive Oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Fresh chopped parsley (garnish)

Plum sauce:
2 cups water
1 9 ounce package of pitted dried plums, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 heaping tsp. ground coriander
1 heaping tsp. ground cinnamon
1 heaping tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Juice from half a lemon (about 1 to 2 tbsp.)

How To:
1. Sauce: Start the plum sauce first. Combine all plum sauce ingredients except lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes total.

2. Season and Cook Pork: Combine seasonings for pork. Rub oil and seasoning mixture onto both sides of pork filets. sauté in a large sauté pan with onion in a little olive oil over medium heat. Cook about five minutes per side or until done (you'll have to make this determination based on the thickness of your meat).

3. Serve: Before serving, squeeze lemon into sauce and mix well. Serve pork with plum sauce on top.

Serves about 6, which would be one small pork filet and a little sauce for each person or 4 hungrier people. Takes about 15 to 20 minutes hands on time. The plum sauce is really delicious and would be nice with lamb or chicken as well.

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  1. Wow -- this looks great. I thought when I first saw it that there would be sugar in the plum sauce ... so glad there is not!
    This goes on my Must Try List, for sure.

    1. I try to avoid sugar as well! I hope you enjoy this, it is very good and easy too. :)


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