Pork Chops With Ginger Pear Sauce

In this quick and healthy recipe pan cooked chops are topped with a lovely combination of pears spiked with fresh ginger. Have not had a chance to try this out but it looks like something I would enjoy. Nutritional information: 237 calories; 5 g fat; 2 g fiber Show more

Ready In: 35 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 ounce)  boneless pork chops, select a thicker cut and trim all visible fat
  •  salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  teaspoons canola oil or 2  teaspoons  corn oil
  • 3  tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons sugar (I think you can do this with Splenda by adding it closer to the end of the preparation)
  • 23 cup white wine, dry would be best
  • 1  cup  reduced-fat chicken broth
  • 1  firm ripe bosc pears or 1  Anjou pear, peeled, cored and cut lengthwise into eighths
  • 14 cup fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin julienne strips
  • 6  scallions, trimmed and sliced into 1/2 inch lengths
  • 2  teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2  teaspoons water
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Directions

  1. Season porkchops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook until browned and just cooked through, two to three minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Pour off fat from the pan.
  2. Add vinegar and sugar to the pan and stir to dissolve the sugar. Cook over medium-high heat until the syrup turns dark amber, 10 to 20 seconds. Pour in wine and bring to a simmer while stirring.
  3. Add broth, pears and ginger to the wine-vinegar sauce bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, turning the pears occasionally, for 4 minutes. Add scallions and cook until the pears are tender, about 2 minutes more.
  4. Mix together the water and cornstarch into a slurry and add to the pan. Stir until the sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low and return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan; turn to coat with the sauce.
  5. Serve immediately.
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