Pork Chops with Apricot Sauce

recipe
With only a can of apricots and a couple of spices, you can transform ordinary pork chops into a sweet and saucy entrée.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 chop, 2 apricot halves, and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 16 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 231
Fat 9 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Protein 24 g
Carbohydrate 13.5 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 341 mg
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fiber 1.7 g
Calcium 30 mg

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can apricot halves in extra-light syrup

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients, and sprinkle over both sides of pork chops.

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pork from pan; set aside, and keep warm.

Drain apricots, reserving syrup. Add 6 tablespoons syrup to pan; cook over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining 1/2 cup syrup and apricots; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve sauce over pork.

Note:

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

January 2008
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