Marinated Pork Chops with Tomatillo Herb Sauce


Marinated Pork Chops with Tomatillo Herb Sauce
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I like to use nice thick chops for this recipe and let them marinate for at least 3 hours. The citrus tones with the herb sauce are a wonderful combination. Grilling is a must!
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3
  • Ingredients for Marinade
  • ¼ c Olive Oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • Zest of one lemon and juice of 2
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Healthy pinch of ground pepper
  • 2 or 3 thick Pork Chops
  • Ingredients for Tomatillo herb sauce
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 c flat leaf parsley
  • ½ c basil leaves
  • ½ c mint leaves
  • 1 large fresh Tomatillo, rough chop
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon zest and juice, rosemary and 1 of the garlic cloves minced, season with salt and pepper. Add the pork chops and turn to coat. Let sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours, turning every 30 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the garlic, capers, mustard and vinegar to combine. Add the parsley, basil and mint and pulse to chop. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and pulse jus to combine. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Light your grill!
  3. Remove the pork from the marinade and lighting season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat and turn only once, just until cooked. About 4 minutes per side. A perfect thick pork chop temp should reach 145.


Pork Chops with Mustard Mascarpone Cheese Wine Sauce


Pork Chops with Mustard Mascarpone Cheese Wine Sauce
Comfort food always brings warmth and a smile to me. So will this easy tasty recipe.
Recipe type: Main
  • 4 half inch thick Pork chops
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup dry Marsala wine
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves, plus whole sprigs, for garnish
  1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add the pork and cook just until brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the pork to a plate.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter to the same skillet over medium-high heat, then add the onion and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic and sauté until the mushrooms are tender and the juices evaporate, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Stir in the mascarpone and mustard. Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the skillet. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the pork is just cooked through and the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped parsley. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve over mashed potatoes and spoon the pork mixture over top. Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve.