Sautéed Pork Loin Chops with Burgundy Mushrooms
Rich, meaty, wine-flavored mushrooms provide an unctuous texture for lean, clean protein such as pork loin chops. They are delicious served with lightly buttered noodles, roasted or mashed potatoes, or French bread and a green salad. Canola oil’s high smoke point makes it the right choice for sautéing the mushrooms and browning the pork chops.
- 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
- 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced 500 g
- 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1 mL
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup pinot noir 125 mL
- 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 mL
- 1/2 tsp paprika 2 mL
- 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 2 mL
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 oz/125 g each)
- 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
- For mushrooms: In large sauté pan, heat oil over high heat. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook until brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add wine and cook until completely absorbed, about 3 to 5 minutes. Hold warm.
- For pork:
- 1. In small bowl, stir together thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Set aside. Trim pork chops of any excess fat. Rub both sides of each chop with spice mixture.
- 2. In large nonstick sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook pork chops until nicely browned on outside and still slightly pink inside, about 3 minutes per side.
- Serve each chop topped with about 1/2 cup (125 mL) sautéed mushrooms.
1 pork chop, 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked mushrooms.
|Total Fat||32 g|
|Saturated Fat||6 g|
Pulled Pork with Smoked Paprika Lime Oil
Bring the flavors of Mexico into your kitchen. This easy-to-make dish of tender pork over warmed tortillas is topped with a citrus oil of smoked paprika, lime and garlic and finished with a sprinkling of pungent cilantro. Canola oil does double duty here: its high heat tolerance is perfect for browning the pork and its neutral taste lets the flavors of other ingredients shine.
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