Pork Chops with Raspberry Sauce

I don’t often buy meat at the store. Mostly because I try to buy organic, free range, as local as possible — and that adds up. (Plus meat is expensive anyway.) So when I do buy it, I try to have a recipe in mind. Something a little special and definitely tasty.

So, if you’re looking for an easy, cheap way to dress up some meat, look no further. All you need for this recipe is some raspberry jam and fresh thyme — and you’ll look like a pro.

The sweetness of the raspberry sauce perfectly complements the saltines of the pork rub and fresh thyme taste. And you can admire the prettiness of the dish as you indulge in its taste.

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried sage

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 to 4 boneless pork chops

1 tablespoon vegan margarine

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

1. In a small bowl, combine thyme, sage, salt and pepper. Rub evenly over pork chops.

2. Melt margarine and olive oil in a skillet. Cook pork chops 4 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once.

3. Meanwhile, in a smaller saucepan, combine raspberry jam, orange juice and vinegar. Bring to a boil and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce is reduced to desired consistency (will thicken as cools).

4. Spoon sauce onto serving plate, top with pork. Garnish with rest of sauce and sprigs of thyme.

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Categories: Main dish, Meat, Sauce

Author:rsedlak1

Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.

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