Saturday, February 2, 2013

pork chops with a shallot-red wine sauce

For an easy weeknight dinner, you could whip up some tender pork chops in under 20 minutes. Pair it with a nice red wine and some shallots, a baked potato, and honey glazed carrots and you have an impressive quick-dinner spread.

2 tbs olive oil
2 pork chops
2 tbs butter
Salt & pepper
1 shallot
1 tbs & 1 tsp flour
1 cup red wine of choice

1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Heat 1 tbs olive oil in cast iron skillet over high heat. Sprinkle one side of the pork chops with salt, pepper, and 1/4 tbs flour.

2. Place chops coated-side down over high heat for 1 minute while sprinkling salt, pepper, and another 1/4 tbs on the other side of the pork. Flip and cook over high heat for another 1 minute to sear both sides of the chops.


3. Turn down the heat to med-high, add butter, and cook for 8 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

4. Pop the chops onto a baking sheet, place in preheated oven for 8 more minutes. Open a bottle of red wine (if one if not already open), pour a glass for yourself, let it breathe, and reserve 1 cup for the sauce. 

5. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, add remaining 1 tbs olive oil & shallots and cook over medium heat until crispy and resembling small little tasty crunchy onion rings. 

6. Add 1 tsp flour and whisk until coated.

7. Add wine and let bubble up, evaporate a bit, and thicken until desired consistency.

8. Remove chops from oven, let sit for a few minutes, and then drizzle with shallot-red wine sauce.

Easy peasy, tasty pork high in zinc and other essential vitamins, ready to eat within 20 minutes!
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