Tonight's menu was: Pan grilled center cut pork chops with an applesauce and brown sugar reduction served with oven roasted new potatoes & shallots and fresh steamed broccoli with garlic butter and sea salt. It turned out so fantastically well! The pork chops were tender and juicy. I HATE when meat is over-cooked. (I used to work in a steak house and people would order a steak well done, I would want to ask them "why don't you just
Here are some of the recipes from dinner tonight and some pictures to boot!
Oven Roasted New Potatoes & Shallots
Baby red or "new" potatoes, as many as you plan on making, washed and quartered
1 Large or 2 small shallots, diced
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
granulated garlic , kosher salt and pepper, to taste
once both the potatoes and shallots are quartered and chopped, put them in a mixing bowl and drizzle 1 Tbsp of olive oil over them, toss to coat completely. spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and pour the potato mixture on the sheet, spreading out into an even layer. Season with garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached.
Applesauce and Brown Sugar Reduction
1/2-3/4 c. brown sugar, depending on how sweet you want it to be
1/4 c. apple cider or apple juice
3 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
Melt butter in a small saucepan, once melted, add the garlic and cook for about a minute. DO NOT LET GARLIC BURN, it gets bitter. Add the brown sugar and melt. Add the apple sauce and apple juice. Bring to a boil and let simmer until reduced by half. Brush on pork chops and enjoy!
Here are a couple of other pictures from tonight's dinner. Enjoy!
Marc is now full and doing laundry. He's such a good