Found this recipe on http://ezinearticles.com/?Pork-Chops-With-Apples-in-Port-Wine-Reduction-Sauce-Recipe&id=1213447 I tried once and it turned it out great, I though I’d give it another try and share it here.
- 1-2 pork chops per person 3/4 inch thick – at near room temperature
- 1 large apple – use a granny smith or red delicious
- salt and pepper
- Green onion sliced
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup port wine (I used Newman’s celebrated port)
- 1/2 cup water
- olive oil and a little butter
- 1 skillet
- 1 bowl
- Sprinkle freshly cracked pepper on one side of pork chops and a little of the thyme and set aside on a plate.
- Slice onion thinly while skillet heats up on medium heat.
- Drizzle maybe 1 tablespoon olive oil into hot skillet and add onions.
- Cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring frequently.
- While onions cooking, mince up garlic and set aside.
- Once onions are cooked and slightly browned, take out of skillet and put in bowl and set aside.
- Put skillet back on heat, add a little olive oil and a teeny amount of butter and place your pork chops (spiced side down into hot skillet. Cook 3 minutes on each side.
- If you chops are thicker than 3/4 inches, you will have to cook them longer.
- Chops are done when they have just lost their pinkish color. They will continue to cook a bit once out of the skillet.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper and additional thyme on the other side of unseasoned chops.
- While chops are cooking, peel and slice thinly your apple.
- Turn chops and let brown on the other side.
- Remove chops onto a plate.
- Add apple to skillet and let brown, stirring frequently, let cook for 3-5 minutes, add a little butter if you have to. Add garlic and let cook ONE minute only, you do not wish to burn the garlic.
- Add port wine carefully to skillet, scrape bottom to remove brown bits. Add onions back to skillet. Let cook for two more minutes.
- Add bullion paste, and water and let reduce by a half. Add one small pat of butter to remaining sauce…taste for any need of salt or pepper.
- Pour mixture over your pork chops and dinner is ready.
As you can see it turned out great!