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Pork Chops with Gingered Pears

meal-of-the-week

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes*

Cook time: 15 minutes

Per serving: 310 calories, 12g fat, 3g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 24g protein.

*15 minutes marinate time extra

 


 

4 tsp. olive oil, divided

1/2 cup apple cider

1 tbsp. cider vinegar

1 tsp. peeled, grated fresh gingerroot

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp. ground turmeric

2 tsp. honey

4 (4-oz.) boneless pork chops

2 firm pears such as Bosc, cored and cut into slices

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

2 fresh thyme sprigs

1.  In a resealable plastic bag combine 2 teaspoons of the oil, plus cider, vinegar, ginger, garlic, turmeric and honey. Add chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 15 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

2.  In a large skillet heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Remove chops from marinade; reserve marinade. Pat chops dry with paper towels; add to skillet. Cook 1 minute per side or until lightly browned. Transfer to a plate.

3.  Add pears to skillet; cook 2 minutes per side. Stir in reserved marinade, broth and thyme sprigs; bring to boiling. Return chops to pan. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through (145°F). Discard thyme sprigs. Transfer chops and pears to a platter, spoon with pan juices, and serve.

 

Make it a meal:
Serve with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed green beans.

Culinary:
Because Bosc pears develop sweetness sooner than other varieties, the ripe flesh is firmer, making them excellent for eating fresh and for cooking because they hold their shape.

Nutrition:
Bosc pears are an excellent source of fiber, including pectin, which helps lower cholesterol.

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