Friday, September 7, 2012

Pan Fried Pork Chops in Blackberry Sauce

Who can resist the power of Paula Deen ? Guess NO One ! Not even the BF. We were watching her in action on Food Network yesterday.. and the recipe for the day : Pork Chops !

The BF watched it and his initial comment was " we should try this". Next moment, before I could respond, he was already pulling out his iPad and googling  the recipe.  Within 5 seconds..the recipe was in my inbox. This boy is certain efficient when it comes to recipes :0

We were on our way to our evening run when he commented that we should try making the recipe for dinner. I guess Paula Deen and her pork chops must be in his head since he saw her in action :).  We did not have blackberry and white wine at home. So we agreed that we will replaced it with strawberry and red wine.

We were heading back from our run when he decided to stop by the grocery store to get stuff... and of course.. blackberry and white wine for the pork chops !

And yes.. it was 9pm when we reached home. I was all ready to go bed but the boy is all ready to make dinner. His enthusiasm sometimes surprised me.

We did not use the seasoning in the recipe. The boy has his own seasoning which we like so we use our own seasoning.

It was worth the wait... it turns out delicious.... I could see more of this on the table for next few weeks :)

4 (6-ounce) 3/4-inch thick bone-in pork chops
The Lady and Sons House Seasoning, recipe follows ( we use our own seasoning)
 4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup canola oil ( we use olive oil)
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cups blackberries
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves ( we use dry thyme)
 Lemon wedges, for serving

1. Sprinkle the chops with a generous amount of seasoning.
2. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the butter and oil and swirl until the butter is melted. Sear the chops, in two batches if necessary, until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the chops to a paper towel-lined plate.


3. Remove the skillet from the heat, add the wine, and return it to the heat. Simmer, scraping up the brown bits, until the wine has mostly evaporated, 4 to 6 minutes. Whisk in the blackberries and honey and cook until the berries are soft and falling apart, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the thyme and adjust seasoning.

4.  Reduce the heat to low and add the pork chops, overlapping them in the pan. Baste the chops well with the sauce, cover, and cook until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Serve with lemon wedges.

The Lady and Sons House Seasoning:
1 cup salt 1/4 cup pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup onion powder

 Combine all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months


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