Pork-and-Pear Sauté with Lemon-Vodka Sauce

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A pork-and-pear sauté with a lemon-vodka sauce sounds fancy but you can put this delicious yet simple dish together in a flash. Serve with a side salad and bread.
2 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop, 2 pear halves, and 1 tablespoon sauce)


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2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 (4-ounce) boned center-cut loin pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, divided
2 peeled Anjou pears, cored and halved (about 1 pound)
1/4 cup vodka or dry white wine
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add pork chops to skillet; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until pork is done. Remove pork from pan, and keep warm. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium heat. Place pear in pan, cut sides down. Sauté 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove pear from pan, and keep warm. Stir in the vodka, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, rind, juice, and chives, and cook for 1 minute.

Created date

January 2000

Nutritional Information

Calories 338
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fat 13.3 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 5.5 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 25.9 g
Carbohydrate 30.5 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 661 mg
Calcium 34 mg