Sunday, March 28, 2010
I can't photograph food. I give up. It all ends up looking like the dog's supper. I do want to document one of the best pork chop suppers I've made in a very long time. The chops were moist and succulent with a silky apricot sauce - and the recipe was healthy and light. It's from the Weight Watcher's Momentum cook book and you don't have to be on a diet to enjoy it. The name of it is "Pork Marrakesh". I seasoned (salt and pepper) and browned 4 center cut chops in a large saute pan in a little olive oil and set them aside. Then I sliced a large red onion with a bit more oil and a little salt until they were caramelized. I put half of the onions with some chopped dried apricots in the bottom of my slow cooker. The chops went in next, followed by the rest of the onions and apricots (12 apricots sliced, in all). I mixed 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon with 1/2 tsp of thyme with 2 tsp. of minced ginger root with 3/4 c. of apple juice and poured it over the chops. I set the slow cooker on high and let them go for 3 hours. I did not sprinkle them with chopped cilantro when I served them because I forgot. I thickened the sauce with a little cornstarch mixed with cold water. I served them over whole wheat couscous as the recipe suggested. According to the recipe, there are 281 calories without the couscous. Yummmmm.