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Pork Chops with Pear & Ginger Sauce
Cook Time: 35 mins; 4 servings
Nutrition: 274 calories; 8g fat
In this recipe, pork chops are combined with a healthy pear and ginger sauce. During the saute process, vinegar and sugar are caramelized in the skillet, forming a deep, richly flavored base for the sauce. The ginger serves two roles: first, it adds a spicy note that plays against the mild pork and pear. Second, ginger has compounds that help your body fight inflammation, including pains from arthritis and other joint conditions.
4 4-ounce boneless pork chops
2 teaspoons of canola oil
2/3 cup of dry white wine
3 tablespoons of cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of sugar salt and pepper as desired
1 ripe, peeled and cored pear cut into eighths
1/4 cup of ginger cut into thin strips*
2 teaspoons of cornstarch mixed with water
6 scallions sliced into 1/2 inch lengths
1 cup of reduced-sodium chicken broth
- Season the pork chops with your desired amount of salt and pepper.
- Heat the oil over medium to high heat in a non-stick skillet. Add the pork chops and cook until they are browned and cooked through. Set them aside and pour the fat out of the skillet.
- Add your vinegar and sugar to the skillet and stir so that the sugar dissolves. Cook this over mid-high heat until it browns. Pour in your wine and bring it to a simmer.
- Add the pears, broth and ginger and bring it again to a simmer. Cook this mixture uncovered and make sure to turn the pears. This should take about five minutes.
- Add the scallions and cook until your pears are tender.
- Add the cornstarch and water mixture and stir until the sauce thickens.
- Drop the heat to low and add your pork chops, making sure to flip them to flavor both sides.
- Plate and serve.
*Ginger has compounds that help your body fight inflammation, including pains from arthritis and other joint conditions.
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