“Pork Chops with Orange and Marsala (Costolette di Maiale all’Arancia) A simple Sicilian recipe from Williams-Sonoma. I like history, so here is some information for your dinner conversation. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 pork loin chops, each about 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 cup dry marsala wine
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • 12 teaspoon grated orange zest, plus orange zest strips for garnish
  • orange wedge (to garnish) (optional)


  1. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large fry pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil.
  3. Add the chops and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes total.
  4. Season the chops with salt and pepper.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook until the chops are just cooked through but are still juicy when cut into the center with a knife, about 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  7. Add the Marsala to the pan and increase the heat to medium-high.
  8. Cook, stirring, until the wine is reduced and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  9. Add the orange juice and bring to a simmer.
  10. Return the chops to the pan and sprinkle with the grated orange zest.
  11. Cook, basting the chops with the pan juices, for 2 minutes.
  12. Transfer the chops and sauce to individual plates and garnish with orange zest strips and orange wedges.
  13. Serve immediately.

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