Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pork Chops with Shallots and Pears - Adapted from Bon Apetit

The recipe calls for a pork tenderloin but we had some nice thick Costco pork chops so we adapted. Start by seasoning the pork with salt, pepper and dry thyme. Brown the pork in 2-3T olive oil and then place it in a 450 degree oven until the internal temperature is 140 degrees or until the juices run clear(about 15 min. for these chops). Remove the pan from the oven and remove the pork from the pan. To the pan add 2 cloves minced garlic, 2 medium diced shallots and 1/2 of a pear in 1/8" slices and saute until the pear slices begin to brown. Deglaze the pan with 1/2C dry white wine and 1/2C stock. Finish the sauce with 2T butter. Serve the sauce over the pork. We served boiled fingerling potatoes topped with the sauce but you could use pasta or rice as well.



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