Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Orange Pork Chops

I know..I know...I haven't been on since no one cares how long, but now I'm back so let's get down to business and cut the crappucino LOL! :p

I am by no means an expert in the kitchen. In fact, this is one shortcoming that really plagues me as a mom. Luckily, my hubby is one helluva great cook (master chef in his past life as he says although he's not really good in clean ups :p) but I really did learn quite a lot from him. So recently,  I’ve made it a personal goal to cook more, and to experiment in the kitchen, to put more wholesome, home-cooked meals on my family’s table. And to keep myself accountable I am going to be blogging about this journey. Woop! =D>

So here's a quick fix meal I prepared for tonight. I hope you enjoy this recipe, just as my family did! 

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

 Orange Pork Chops

  • 5 Pork Chops
  • 250 mL (8 fl oz) orange juice 
  • 2.5 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp orange marlmalade
  • ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil
  •  15 g (1/2 ox) butter

How To Cook:
  1. Combine coriander and black pepper and sprinkle over chops. 
  2. Heat oil and butter in a frying pan and cook chops over high heat for 2-3 minutes each side.
  3. Add orange juice and marmalade and cook for 10-15 minutes longer, or until chops are cooked through and sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Prepare vegetables of  your choice to accompany Orange Pork Chops

Optional Desert:
Melon Salad
  •  250 g (8 oz) natural yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1/2 melon, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • 3 tbsps honey
  • 3 tbsps chopped walnuuts

How To Prepare:
  1.  Combine yogurt, lime juice and lime rind in a small bowl
  2. Arrange melons on individual serving plates. Spoon yogurt mixture over fruit, drizzle honey and sprinkle walnuts.

Happy home cooking! Until next time... /bye