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Monday, March 3, 2014

Pork Chops with Mushrooms in Dijon Sauce, snow...



Go hog wild and try this great recipe for pork chops!




Sear a thick pork chop to retain moisture ~ add some earthy mushrooms ~ drown the aforementioned in a savory Dijon sauce.  The quick pan sauce adds a light flavor to the dish with capers adding piquancy.

The average American consumes approximately 46 pounds of pork a year.  Surprisingly, a pork chop has 65 grams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in a chicken breast.  They both contain just 1 gram of saturated fat.

These pork chops are a healthy source of protein, high in B1 vitamin content, and low in saturated fat ~ no added fat here, no creamy sauce.

They should make any pork lover happy!

Pork Chops with Mushrooms in Dijon Sauce 

Ingredients:

2 (1-inch-thick) bone-in pork chops, visible fat trimmed
2 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 cup chicken stock, fat free, low salt
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
10 ounces sliced button mushrooms
1 tablespoon capers
Cooking spray

Method:

Liberally spray large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.
On a plate, combine flour, salt and pepper; lightly dredge pork chops.
Sear chops until browned well on both sides, set aside.
Pour broth in skillet and deglaze pan.
Stir in mustard and parsley and cook for a minute.
Add mushrooms and seasonings, cook for 3 minutes.
Return chops to skillet and add capers and more broth, if needed.
Lower heat and simmer about 20 minutes, depending upon thickness.
Serve


ENJOY!



What happened to my flowers and chairs?

It's March the 3rd, we've had over 70" of that white stuff, and it's 3 degrees below 0 this morning!  Forget Spring, get on with SUMMER!!!







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11 comments:

  1. My favorite things in a meal....thanks Pam.

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  2. Can't wait to try these! We have some homemade mustard to try out for a different flavor than the dijon (which is delicious). thanks Pam.

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  3. I can believe you are really tired of winter by now, but those chops should go a long way toward reducing the pain, they look awesome and I like the caper addition. Looks like the cats are ready for a weather break as well.

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  4. Pam, Those are some great looking pork chops! Great sauce...and my wife would love having my share of the mushrooms. It was cold here this morning...and windy and rainy. But no snow and no sleet or ice! 50's all this next week! Don't despair...Spring and Summer will come to the Chicago area sooner or later! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  5. This sounds fantastic, whether you're snowed in or not. I think Dijon mustard elevates any sauce to sublime. Hope the snow melts fast and spring/summer is on the way for you.
    Sam

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  6. You did get a lot!!
    Can I tell you i am still enjoying winter whites?
    Recipe looks so good..I've been making more pork recipes too..and tonight we are having mushrooms with chicken in a sauce..It's winter after all!

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  7. I have pork chops several times a month...this looks like a good recipe to try for something different.

    Winter does seem long this year, but spring HAS to be on it's way...doesn't it?

    I hope so anyway!

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  8. All that snow has to melt which makes me wonder where it all goes? Mushrooms and chops.....= .... YUM

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  9. I feel for everyone that is getting the weather you are.. I've lived where it's that cold and snowy before and it becomes old quick!! Try and stay warm and just keep reminding yourself, it will be warmer soon... it has to right?? :)

    This recipe is a definitely must try... I'd have to leave the mushrooms off of Chris' plate, but that would just mean more for me!!

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  10. This sounds delicious, Pam, and a dish I would love to try. We love everything in your recipe!

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Keep smiling,
Pam