Pork Chops with Apricot-Tomato Chutney
Roasted tomatoes have a bright taste that’s perfect with apricots-which are themselves a traditional bistro pairing with pork. Altogether, here’s a meal that only needs couscous and some steamed cauliflower or green beans on the side.
Total: 35 minutes
4 boneless, center-cut pork loin chops (1-1 1/4 pounds), trimmed of fat
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 14-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme for garnish
Preheat oven to 350Â°F.
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to an 8-inch-square glass baking dish. Add tomatoes, apricots, lemon juice and crushed red pepper to the skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce thickens into chutney, 4 to 5 minutes. Pour the chutney over the pork chops.
3.Bake the pork chops until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Divide the chops and chutney among 4 plates and sprinkle with thyme.
Makes 4 servings.
Per Serving: 242 calories; 10 g fat (3 g sat, 6 g mono); 65 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrate; 25 g protein; 2 g fiber; 414 mg sodium.
Use a salt substitute to reduce sodium content.
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (55% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv), Vitamin A (20% dv).