Pork Chops With Ginger Pear Sauce

Recipe by justcallmetoni
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately.
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