Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spicy Peach-Glazed Porkchops

This was a really quick and flavorful weeknight meal. This recipe yields 4 servings, but again, we only needed two. But my husband and I both like sauce, so I halved the amount of pork, but kept everything other amount the same.

Adapted From:

1 cup peach preserves
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili paste (we used Thai Chili Paste we had on hand- i'm sure you can find something in the asian aisle of the supermarket - and I used probably a tablespoon or more of chili paste - we LOVE spicy.)
4 boneless pork chops
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pinch ground cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup white wine (we actually used a riesling, though I'm sure a drier one works as well)

In a small bowl, mix together the peach preserves, Worcestershire sauce, and chile paste. Rinse pork chops, and pat dry. Sprinkle the chops with ginger, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chops for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan, and set aside.
Pour white wine into the pan, and stir to scrape the bottom of the pan. Stir in the peach preserves mixture. Return the chops to the pan, and flip to coat with the sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, and cook the pork chops for about 8 minutes on each side, or until done. (I removed the porkchops and then used a cornstarch solution to slightly thicken the mixture to make a good consistency for serving so it wouldn't run all over the plate.)

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 404 Total Fat: 11.5g Cholesterol: 36mg

We served this with cooked sweet potatoes. Just scrub the whole potato, dry with a town, prick the skin several times with a fork and microwave for 8-12 minutes depending on the size of the potato. It should be soft to the touch (but be careful, very hot!) when it's finished. We started with a little butter and brown sugar on the sweet potatoes, but found that the extra sauce we made was actually pretty tasty on the sweet potatoes - so that's what we did for the rest of them.

1 comment:

  1. Caddie,

    I made this the other night with chicken instead of Pork Chops.. it was sooooo yummy! thanks for putting it up :)