Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Simple is just what I need right now
--Simple Mustardy Pork Chops
Simple Mustardy Pork Chops
The Carbohydrate Addict’s Cookbook Copyright 2000
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
4 pork chops, approximately 1-inch thick
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
¼ cup Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet oven medium heat. Brown the garlic. (I added the chops right away because I think the garlic would burn otherwise.) Add chops and continue to cook quickly over medium-high heat until they begin to brown, adding remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to keep chops from sticking. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and place chops on a cookie sheet.
Add mustard to the garlic and oil in skillet. Stir well as mixture cools. Liberally spread half the mustard-garlic mixture onto each side of the chops. Bake for 25 minutes. Turn the chops and brush the other side with the remaining mustard-garlic mixture. Return to oven and continue cooking for an additional 25 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. (I spread both sides of the meat at once and baked them much less - my chops were small.)
This was a simple recipe but an enjoyable one, if you like mustard of course. Since I found Bookbinders's Stoneground Dijon mustard, I really like Dijon mustard. Grey Poupon never did that much for me. That's my personal opinion (I'm not pimping Bookbinder's) but the point is, shop around if you don't think you like Dijon mustard since they aren't all the same.
The Weekend Cookbook Challenge round-up has been posted by Sara at I Like To Cook. The theme was TV Cooks and I submitted Marita Deleon’s Low-Fat Carrot Cake from Cooking With The Young and the Restless. Information on the next WCC can be found at that link also.
I'm dragging this week. I guess I should be glad that my energy lasted so long into my third trimester but it has suddenly bottomed out, coinciding with the arrival of warm and humid weather.
Blast From The Past: Tangy Pork Chops from April 2007, from this same cookbook. Another simple but delicous pork chop recipe, perfect for a lazy day.
Question of the Day: How about throwing me a dinner idea so I have less thinking to do tonight when I plan next week's meals? I have boneless pork chops (and one roast), sirloin steak, and cubed steak plus I'll probably be heading to Costco this weekend for ground beef and chicken breasts.