Pounded Pork Loin With Orange-Pepper Sauce

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

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  1. This was incredibly delicious! I doubled the sauce and finished it with a couple of tablespoons of butter for shine. It was very good over the very tender pork and the rice I served it with. Definately weekend taste in weeknight time. Thanks for sharing!
  2. 5 bright star! This was great... took a few turns, but finally came back to the final product. I had a pork tenderloin on hand so used it instead of the chops. Didn't feel that pounding the chops was necessary, so skipped that process. The sauce is wonderful! I didn't have a fresh orange so substituted orange marmalade for the zest. Then, of course, it tasted a bit sweet so to counteract the sweetness, added a dab of dijion mustard. It worked and DH was a very happy camper! Thanks Sharlene for a great recipe!


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