Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spiced Pork w/ Sauteed Apples

So I have been MIA lately. I apologize. If you follow my All that Jazz blog about life and my puppers, you may know that I got a new job. I absolutely LOVE this job, but I stare at a computer (soon to be a double screen) all day and the last thing I want to do when I get home is stare at another one. On the flip side of my getting a job, my mom got laid off. She knew it was coming and it was just a ticking time bomb. With that being said she has been flipping trough my magazines and books trying to come up with ideas for dinner. This is the first one she made, and it was amazing! I walked in the door and the delicious smell engulfed me. So without further ado:

Spiced Pork w/ Sauteed Apples

1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
3-4 boneless pork chops
2 tbsp butter
2 cups Braeburn or Gala apples, thinly sliced
1/3 cup shallots, thinly sliced
1/4 cup apple cider
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Combine salt, coriander, black pepper, cinnamon & nutmeg in a bowl and evenly coat the pork chops. Coat pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil, add pork to pan; cook 3-5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pork from pan and keep warm.

2. Melt butter in pan. Add apple slices, shallots, and 1/8 tsp salt; saute for 4 minutes or until the apples start to brown. Add apple cider to pan, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in thyme leaves. Replace pork in the pan to heat through.

We served this with plain couscous, cooked in chicken broth and brussel sprouts.
I'm thinking of showing mommy how to add to the blog so she can type up what she cooks. We'll see how that goes. But for now hopefully I will take a little initiative and add some recipes.