Friday, May 8, 2015

Yummy Pork in Pear Sauce

DH and I enjoy this frequently .. it's one of our "go to" recipes.
I brought this recipes with us on our trip -
knew that DH and I would be staying in a hotel with a kitchenette ...
really get tired of eating out ~
plus a diet of restaurant food tends to be unhealthy after a while.
Had planned to make this while we were at DS's home ..
just never quite happened.
1 small pear, cored and cut into 6 wedges
1/2 cup pear nectar or apple juice
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
dash of cinnamon
2 boneless pork chops
1 teaspoon black pepper
dash of salt
1teaspoon olive oil or butter
1 teaspoon cornstarch or Wondra flour
-In small pan, combine pear wedges, nectar, ginger and cinnamon.
-Bring to boil; reduce to simmer and cook for a few minutes 'til tender.
-Once tender, pour juice into measuring cup ~~ if less than 3/4-cup of  
    liquid, add additional juice to make up the shortage.
-Set both pears and juices aside for later.
-Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops.
-Heat oil or butter in pan over medium heat until lightly browned and
    cooked through. 
-Remove chops from pan and keep warm... keep the drippings in pan.
-Stir cornstarch or Wondra flour into drippings; add reserved juice.
-Cook until juice/dripping mixture thickens.   Cook another minute or 2.
-Add pears and cook for another minute or two.
-Serve pork with some of the sauce and pears on top.
-Serves two.
Made this without the ginger... kinda bland without the ginger.
Will update with a better photo once we get home --
hotel kitchenette stocked with the basics ... but only the basics.
Took the easy way out this time and used a couple Dole diced pear cups for school lunches.  Had the juice I needed and pears were cut up.
 What is one of your "go to" recipes?
I'm always interested in exploring the wonderful world of food ~


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