Delicious Savory And Sweet Pork Chops
The sumptuous blackberry port sauce pairs perfectly with pork chops that absorb the flavor wonderfully into their tender meat. Furthermore, with basic ingredients and a quick prep/cook time; This dish will be a family favorite as well as part of your weekly rotation after one bite!
Sweet, rich and full of flavor; port is a fortified wine that puts this recipe over the top. In combination with the tartness of the blackberries, and the acidity of balsamic vinegar; the balance of this amazing dish is incredible.
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This dish will be a family favorite as well as part of your weekly rotation after one bite!
- 6 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 shallots, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
- 3/4 cup sweet port wine
- 3/4 cup blackberry juice
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons water
- 2 cups fresh blackberries
First, season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and pan fry the chops until they are lightly browned and no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).
Next, set the chops aside. Heat 1 more teaspoon of olive oil in the skillet, and cook and stir the shallots and thyme until the shallots start to become translucent, about 1 minute.
Afterwards, pour in the port wine, blackberry juice, chicken broth, and balsamic vinegar.
Bring the mixture to a boil, scraping off and dissolving any brown flavor bits from the skillet into the sauce.
Cook until reduced by a third, about 5 minutes. Mix cornstarch and water into a paste, and stir into the sauce. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the blackberries. Simmer until berries are hot.
Finally, return the chops to the skillet, and turn to coat with sauce.
Serve hot, topped with sauce.
These delicious pork chops would impress Gordon Ramsay! With perfect balance and amazing flavor; you cannot go wrong!