Cinnamon-Spiced Pork and Plums

Described as "juicy, flavorful, and tender" in an online review, this dish dresses up pork chops with dried plums. Serve with couscous.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop, 1/4 cup sauce, and 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 334
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 12.3 g
Satfat 4.3 g
Monofat 5.7 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 20.6 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 252 mg
Calcium 43 mg

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup pitted dried plums, halved (about 4 ounces)
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over pork. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork, and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add shallots and butter; cook 30 seconds or until butter melts, stirring frequently. Add plums, wine, and broth, turning pork to coat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 2 minutes or until pork is done. Sprinkle with parsley.

Note:

Melanie Barnard,

November 2005