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Pork Chops with Ginger-Cherry Sauce

Lee Harrelson
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Use any variety of fruit preserves if you don't have cherry on hand. Serve with egg noodles tossed with chopped fresh parsley.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) center-cut boneless pork chops, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 275
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 7.8 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 23.5 g
  • carbohydrate 26.8 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 67 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 453 mg
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; add to pan. Cook 4 minutes on each side; remove pork from pan.

  2. Combine preserves and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Add preserves mixture to pan; reduce heat, and cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Return pork to pan; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.