If pork chops were characters in a play and I am the writer, they will definitely fall into the main character. Where will Kermit be without Miss Piggy? The pork chop is the star of the play - acting along with the most valuable supporting casts, including veggies shrimps, crabs and steaks. They are always a good fit for a feel good story. Much like a Julia Roberts-Hugh Grant romantic comedy. Oh and the Kermit-Miss Piggy relationship is one of the successful long-term Hollywood relationships.
Pork chops always bring smiles to my dinner table. And there's a delightful feeling of nibbling at the meat on the bones, savoring every flavor it brings... It's one of the characters in my fridge because yep, it's easy to prepare them and it always spells SPECIAL once on the dinner table.
And while I was taking pictures, the pork chop evokes sweet memories of Sunday dinners past. I remember when my brothers came home from the seminary and you know it's a special dinner because pork chops are in my Mama's repertoire. Perhaps you would enjoy having it for your weekday dinner - as a pick-me-upper for the Tuesday Blues - just as it did for me and my husband... Enjoy!
Pork Chop in Balsamic Reduction
4 pcs pork chops (bone in)
2 large onions
1 cup baby bellas
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup crema di balsamico
2 tbsp steak sauce
salt and pepper
Heat a heavy pan. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Make sure to season both sides. Put oil into the pan. Add the chops. Leave it alone for 4 minutes. The pork should have a nice brown crust. Turn the chops and do the same on the other side. Set aside the chops.
Pour the drippings and leave around a table spoon of oil in to the pan. Add sliced onions. Cook until onions are caramelized. Add mushrooms, give a quick stir. Add crema di balsamico and steak sauce. Let it simmer. Put the chops back into the pan. Let it simmer for about 6-8 minutes or until the chops are cooked. .... voila... ENJOY!
A taboo in my household, but when I make it when no one is looking, it even tastes better LOL Great post, Ading Malou. I am salivating here, plotting my next pork chop escapade, following your recipe to a T, of course. Hugs.ReplyDelete
yes everything taste or is better when you do it no one is looking haha. you are silly my woman! thanks for dropping by!Delete
Please share at MP :)ReplyDelete
will definitely try again. it didn't let me awhile back.Delete
A nice, simple dish! And one I love. Pork and balsamic play so well together, don't they? Great flavor combo. Love the picture - but I'm a sucker for overhead shots! Good stuff - thanks.ReplyDelete
Yes I love the hint of tangy-ness the balsamic plays on the pork... and the onions provided the sweet notes. Thanks for admiring my photo. I'm flattered because I know you as someone whose photographs jumps off the screen! Thank you!Delete
If this pork chop is a character in a play and I am the writer, I would definitely replace it with lamb chops. Why? Hehe, he will be swimming in my stomach. My godness, Malou. This looks so appetizing! Sarap nito! :)ReplyDelete
lamp chops oooh sounds so good. Kaso mahal so I take pork chops any day hehe.Delete
Great to see you here mi amigo!
That's a very attractive pork chop you have there. I love the flavors of balsamico in this one. Can't wait to try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing & the nice blog-visit, Malou. Enjoy spring and the nicer weather :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Betty. I hope you do. Let me know when you can. I want to know your feedback.Delete
Ooooh....that looks really delicious. Am drooling :D I have never cooked pork chops like that before. Too frightened to try. What a chicken I am huh....haha. My hubby would be thrilled if I serve him this. Better not let him see otherwise he will pester me for the rest of the year....haha. Thanks very much for sharing and hope you have a great, fun week.ReplyDelete
Don't be chicken haha. But yeah your husband will be happy to have this in your dinner table.Delete
I love to see you here Mary! You make me smile!
Wow, one look at that delicious dish and I was thinking a long list of ingredients and a complex recipe. I think I can handle this dinner, I hope so, looks so great!ReplyDelete
Ahhhh looking SO good! I love pork chop and easy simple dish for weeknight is perfect. By the way, recently I got feedback from one of readers who made your Arroz a la Cubana recipe that I made from your site, and they loved it! We have been eating it many times since then too. :)ReplyDelete
I am so thrilled to know that one of your readers loved it. All the more thrilled that you have been serving it to your family a lot of times already. Thank you for making my day, to me that's what blogs are for... sharing recipes and the joy of cooking them!Delete
I think it's got to be a Filipino thing. Any time my ni made pork chops was a great treat! Love the balsamic, especially with the onions and mushrooms.ReplyDelete