Blackberry-Lemon Porkchops and Fresh Dressing

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


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

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


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
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)
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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Pork Tacos!

October 25, 2010 at 2:30 am (cooking) (, , , , )

(Recipes Below)

Tonight I made tacos – I’ve been craving tacos for a while, so I dragged my sister over to have tacos with Mom and I.

Yummy yummy pork tacos with onions, sour cream, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, and homemade guacamole and homemade salsa!

All of this makes about 8 or 9 tacos.

I love tacos!


Salsa Ingredients:
a squeeze of fresh lime juice
1 tomato, diced
1/4 large sweet onion, diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
pinch of kosher salt
a sprinkling of parsley or cilantro (Mom doesn’t like cilantro.)

Do all the dicing and mincing, then combine in a small bowl. Squeeze a little fresh lime juice, add a pinch of salt, sprinkle with parsley (or cilantro), and mix.


Guacamole Ingredients:
1 ripe avocado
a pinch of kosher salt
a squeeze of fresh lime juice
sprinkling of minced onion (the dried kind)
sprinkling of parsley (or cilantro)

Remove avocado insides, place in a bowl. Mash together with some minced onion, parsley (I prefer it here over cilantro, myself), the salt, and lime juice. It should be a little chunky still, I just used a fork lol.
Place in fridge with avocado pit on top until ready to use. Doesn’t keep well. Corn chips are handy.


Pork Tacos Ingredients:
4 pork chops, cubed into bite-sized pieces
1/4 large sweet onion, sliced
juice from 1/2 lime
kosher salt
garlic powder
lemon pepper
olive oil

Heat the skillet/pan with some oil in it, just enough to provide a little lube. Add the onions and pork to it.
Sprinkle once across the pan a pinch of kosher salt, lemon pepper, and the cumin.
Sprinkle twice across the pan paprika, parsley, and garlic powder.
Squeeze in the lime juice, and cook until done. It is utterly delicious!

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