Monday, 15 September 2014

Pork chops with baked apples

There are many apples in the fruit basket. I was thinking to use some for baking .... but indecisive ... for muffin, cake, dessert or accompaniment to entrée ? Finally,  decided to cook this meal for lunch.

So, here's our weekend lunch menu :
Pork chops with baked apples
2 side dishes - Sautéed Shimeji mushroom with carrots in olive oil and baked apples.
Cream of mushroom soup.


Recipe adapted from taste.com with slight modification made in blue.

Pork chops with baked apples
Ingredients:
4 large pork chop (I used pork loin)
3 unpeeled red apples, wash clean and cut into wedges (I used green and red apples)
2 teaspoons rosemary leaves (dried rosemary leaves)
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt and cracked black pepper
olive oil spray (omitted, added 1 teaspoon olive oil to the frying pan instead in Step 2)

Method:
Step 1
Preheat oven to 210°C.
Using a sharp knife, score fat around edge of chops at 3cm intervals. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper and spray with oil spray. (I omitted the oil spray, marinated pork loin for at least 1 hour in the fridge for more flavourful taste)

Step 2
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add pork chops, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from heat.


Place the pork chops on top of apples

Step 3
Toss apple with rosemary and oil. Spread roughly over the base of a large baking dish (do not line with baking paper). Place pork chops on top of apples and cook for 10 minutes or until pork is cooked through and apples are tender. (I baked for 15 minutes)

Step 4
Serve pork with apples and steamed greens.

You may like to serve with some steamed greens or garden veggie salads. Since I've got a bunch of Shimeji mushroom,  sautéed the mushroom with some carrots in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Pinch of sea salt to taste.


A bowl of Campbell cream of mushroom soup makes an accompaniment to the entrée. Enjoy!

Happy cooking and have a blessed week ahead ^-^!

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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up (September 2014 Event: Apple) organized by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids), Doreen (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Kit (I-Lost in Austen).

9 comments:

  1. Hi Karen,

    Apples and pork are one of the best partners in savoury... With baked apples, your pork chop must be extra yummy with an extra hint of tang :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, oh yes ! these pork chops tasted great with baked tangy tender apples ^-^!

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  2. Hi Karen
    What a delicious meal!! I love pork chops.....I never ever thought about baked apples. Got to try it one day.

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  3. Good morning Mel, I like the fact it is not too "meaty feeling" with these baked fruity apples. Not complicated cooking too ... done in less than 30 mins. Give a try and hope you'll like it.

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  4. use up all your apples to bake cakes, muffins, tarts...and support LTU! hahaha! i have not baked using apples in this manner , thanks for the idea!

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  5. Hi Karen! I read that pork and apples go well together but I haven't tried that combination. Must try soon after looking at your pork chops with baked apples!

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  6. Hi Karen, I have yet to try pork chop with baked apples, but yours with red and green apples sure look pretty and appetizing, yumm!!

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  7. Hi Karen ,
    What a delicious comforting meal ! I love pork & apple combo . I'm sure this pork chops & baked apples tasted real yummy! Have a nice day ;)

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