Blackberry-Lemon Porkchops and Fresh Dressing

April 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm (cooking) (, , , , , , , , , )


Alrighty.

Here’s a nice picture of my half-eaten plate, lol:

You’re SO lucky it occurred to me to take a picture lol.

Anyways…

Blackberry-Lemon Sauce Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
1/2c low sodium chicken stock
1/2c blackberry jam (seedless)
white pepper (to taste)
kosher salt (to taste)

Pork Chop Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
rosemary
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
all spice

Dressing Ingredients:
2 hamburger buns
1 stalk minced celery
either dried minced onion, or mince up some fresh (equal to celery)
sage
thyme
low sodium chicken stock
the leftover butter in the pan from the porkchops

First, preheat the oven to 350F, for finishing the pork chops after searing.

Alrighty.  Pork chops.  I heated up the pan, and sprinkled one side of the chops with allspice (go easy on it), rosemary, pepper, and salt. I melted a tablespoon of butter in the pan, browned one side of the chops for about 2minutes I think. While side one cooked, I sprinkled the other with salt, pepper, and rosemary.

Then I browned the other side, didn’t take as long as the first lol. Then I put them on a pan and stuck them in the oven.

For the sauce, I put 1 tablespoon of butter, the stock, and the jam in a pot, then turned the heat on medium. I added lemon juice, salt, and pepper, until I got the flavor I wanted. I brought it to a boil for about a minute, then turned off the burner. I could have just stirred it, but I chose to whisk it. 🙂

I meant to dry out sliced bread and make stuffing mix. Turns out, the loaf of bread had molded. *sighs* Had to toss it. Rather, I grabbed leftover buns from sloppy joe night.

I minced up the celery, and threw it into the pan I used for the porkchops. (Hey, why waste the butter? ) I added minced onion (dried kind, sorry…lol), sage, and thyme. I cooked it until the celery was mostly done, adding a little stock. Then I added the cut up buns and cooked it all through.

I put the sauce on top of the pork chops, added corn on the side (cooked with milk! yum!), and the stuffing on the side as well.

Pretty darn tasty!!!!

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Chicken “Fajitas”

October 5, 2010 at 7:58 pm (cooking) (, , , , , )


So, I’ve been experimenting with new flavors.

What I wish I’d had:
~homemade salsa
~refried beans
~lettuce
~lime

What I did have:
~Chicken
~onion
~cumin
~garlic
~paprika
~lemon pepper
~parsley

I sliced two chicken breasts into strips and tossed them into a hot pan with some olive oil and onions.  I sprinkled both sides of the chicken with lemon pepper, garlic salt (a very little bit), garlic powder, cumin, paprika, and parsley.

Then I simply cooked it! I wish I’d had more onion, as well as the other goodies. 😦 But hey, this in tortillas with just a cheese or sour cream was really tasty! Would make a good taco filling, or chicken quesadillas!

Photo op!

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