Pounded Pork Loin With Orange-Pepper Sauce

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“This is a very quick and delicious dinner. With the chops pounded thin, they will cook in only about 5 minutes. Amazing you can make something this tasty in under a half hour.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place each chop between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.
  2. With a heavy, flat mallet, pound meat firmly but gently all over to a thickness of 1/4 to 1/3 inch.
  3. (I don't have a mallet, so I use my rolling pin).
  4. Coat pork lightly with flour.
  5. Melt butter in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  6. When the butter sizzles, add pork.
  7. Cook, turning once, until pork is well browned on both sides and no longer pink in center (cut to test) (4 to 5 minutes).
  8. Transfer to a warm platter and keep warm while preparing sauce.
  9. Add shallot and pepper to pan; stir until shallot is soft (1 1/2 to 2 minutes).
  10. Add wine, orange peel and orange juice.
  11. Increase heat to high and boil, stirring frequently until sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup (3 to 4 minutes).
  12. Pour sauce over pork to serve.

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