Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce

Inspiration:
Food & Wine

Ingredients:
  • 4 (10-ounce) pork rib chops, 1-inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup veal stock or canned low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat leaf parsley

Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat half of the oil until shimmering. Add the pork chops and cook over moderate heat until golden, turning once, 8 minutes. Transfer the meat to a baking sheet and roast until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pour off the fat from the skillet. Add the remaining oil and heat until shimmering. Add the shallot and cook over moderately high heat until softened, 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook until nearly evaporated, about 1/2 minute. Add the stock and cook until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add the cream and cook over moderately high heat until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Add the mustard and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the pork to plates and spoon the sauce on top.

Notes: I served the pork chops over sautéed leeks... delicious.

Tim's Rating: 8.5/10
Liz's Rating: 8.5/10

8 comments:

Katie said...

I usually stay away from pork, especially chops, but this looks so delicious! and those leeks TOTALLY set it over the edge. LOVE IT!

Erin said...

This looks delicious! We don't have pork very often, but I'll have to keep this in mind next time we do!

Joelen said...

Mustard and pork work so well together... and this recipe looks wonderful!

WeezerMonkey said...

I always feel bad for my practicing Muslim and Jewish friends who don't eat pork when I nosh on stuff like this. ;)

Elyse said...

Mmm, the pork chops look mighty fine. You've really sold me with that mustard cream sauce. There's something about that sauce that totally floats my boat. Man oh man, I want to try this recipe out right now. Delicious!

scottishgirl said...

I just stumbled across your blog while looking for recipe ideas! Really nicely done! I had to chortle at kosher salt with pork though ;)

10yearstogether said...

This is totally going to be one of those blogs that make me want to chew on my arm while I read it. Yum!

Viagra said...

I am gonna have to try this recipe for dinner.