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!