Pork Chops

Pork chops and apples has to be one of the most common pairings. Not wanting to make a traditional apple sauce, I chose to chop up some Granny Smith Apples and pan fry them off with some balsamic reduction.  A marriage made in heaven. Pork is relatively cheap and an easy meat to find world wide.

Pork Chops With Apple Verlaque Sauce And Shitake Mushrooms
Pork Chops With Apple Sauce and Shitake Mushrooms
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Pork Chops With Apple Verlaque Sauce and Shiitake Mushrooms

Recipe Category: Meat
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


to make the apple sauce

  • 15 g butter
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into bite size chunks
  • fresh raspberry balsamic vinegar reduction for deglazing

for the mushroom sauce

  • 15 g butter
  • 120 g shiitake mushrooms cut into slices
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 30 mls cream


for the apple sauce

  • in a pan, melt the butter over a medium heat
  • add the apples and cook until nearly soft
  • deglaze the pan with the balsamic reduction and set aside

for the mushroom sauce

  • in the same pan, melt the butter
  • add the mushrooms and season
  • cook until soft and then add the cream and set aside

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This photograph, like all from this period of my blogging, does not do the meal justice. Perfect apple sauce with pork should make you want to dig right in. So you will have to take my word for it that this is a great combination. Time and time again we cook mushrooms to go with pork. It is an ingredient I am never without. I prefer portabellini mushrooms to white ones. And tend to buy these over any other type. But when I can get shiitake mushrooms then I purchase those. They remind me of trips to Italy. In season we buy the most amazing mushrooms from the farmers’ markets in France and Italy. They can be served simply with very little done to them. A dash of butter and cream and you have the perfect sauce.

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10 thoughts on “Pork Chops

    1. that would be an awesome alternative. If I remember to get some watercress I will post my scallop recipe, to help you along 🙂

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