One of the most consumed meat in the world, pork tops in the list of meats with the best flavors. It is such a versatile meat; it can be used from head to tail to make delicious dishes, even its skin can be used to make pork rinds. Tasty tasty pork rinds. In addition to that, you have the all-time favorite BACON. Who UN-loves bacon? It makes most dishes better, salads and cream soups included. Let us look into another part of pork, which is very tasty as well when properly done, the pork chops.
Loin is a cut meat of the pig which provides us with roasts, pork cutlets, back bacon or Canadian style bacon and pork chops. A great care needs to be given to the pork meat due to tapeworms and trichinosis. Never undercook the pork meat as it can pose great risk to your health. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has determined that the pork internal temperature while cooking should be ≥ 160 °F (71 °C) in order to destroy certain microorganisms.
Pork chops can be grilled, fried, or roasted as long as internal temperature is ≥ 160 °F (71 °C). Now that we have the safety and healthy issues out of the way, you can now move into the seasoning part. Have a look into the Seasoning with Salt and Acidic Touch for basic guidance on the marinate. The basic seasoning (salt, garlic and bay leaf smashed together) remains the same for most of my recipes. The spices and herbs are totally up to the cook. A touch of pepper and paprika are essential to most light meat to give a bit of spiciness and a final touch of color. Coriander, dill, rosemary, sage, fennel and thyme are great addition to the pork. Experiment with your herbs, you might end up with a fantastic recipe.
Delicious Pork Chops in Wine Sauce
- 1 1/2 kg pork chops
- 1 cup white wine
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon steak and chops seasoning
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 teaspoons of smashed salt, garlic and bay leaf mixture
- Aromatic herbs mixture (containing parsley, cilantro, oregano, thyme)
- Black pepper
- 1 onion, sliced
In a small bowl, mix well all the ingredients with the exception of the pork chops. Add it to the pork chops, mixing it until well distributed. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
When the marinating is done, preheat the oven to 200 °C (390 °F) for 10 minutes.
Once preheated, place the pork chops and marinate into an oven safe bakeware. Add the onions on top of the chops and cover the bakeware with aluminum foil.
Let the pork chops bake for 1 hour to keep it moist and cook it evenly, and then remove the aluminum foil to get them golden. Remove from the oven once the pork chops are golden.
Place the chops into a different glassware. Strain the sauce left in the bakeware, and place it in a small pot. Heat it up and thicken up the sauce by adding a little bit of flour mixed with water. When the sauce starts to thicken up, remove it and put it in a small bowl.
Serve the pork chops, and also the wine sauce with potatoes au gratin and caramelized onions with bacon, vegetable rice or your favorite side dish. Enjoy it!
Until next time, my Hungry People.