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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Easy Pork Chops with Mango Chutney

This is a super quick and easy dinner that tastes delicious and requires barely any ingredients.

I'm not someone who's overly concerned about the number of ingredients in a recipe, but sometimes it's nice to see how just four or five little things can combine to make something spectacular.  

This recipe comes from my own brain.  You'll need:

  • pork chops - I like thick cut, bone-in frenched rib chops but any chops work well in this
  • curry powder
  • an onion
  • bottled mango chutney
  • salt
  • oil

First sprinkle the pork chops with curry powder and salt.

Rub the spice mixture all over the chops.

Heat oil in a pan over high heat and add the pork chops.

Sear each side for about 3 minutes so the outside is browned but they're not cooked through.

Remove the seared chops from the pan and set aside.

Meanwhile, halve and onion and slice into half-moons.  After removing the pork chops, add the onion to the same pan.

Sauté the onion until slightly softened.

Then add about a cup of mango chutney to the pan.  Prepared mango chutney is available in any grocery store. 

Add a bit of water to the pan, stir and bring to a simmer.

Add the seared pork chops to the pan and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes until the chops are cooked through.

Half way through the cooking time, flip the pork chops.

As the chutney simmers it will thicken into a silky sauce. If it gets too thick, add a little more water. 

Once the chops are cooked through, pile basmati rice onto a plate, top with a pork chop and then smother in the onion mango chutney sauce.

Serve with steamed broccoli for a quick and easy warming meal.

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