Recipe: Pork Chops in Port Wine Sauce

Recipe: Pork Chops in Port Wine Sauce

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Marge Perry
Apr 17, 2015
(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

Warning: You’re going to want to drink this sauce. Instead, serve the pork over rice or quick-cooking polenta to soak up every last drop of the sauce. And then dream about making the dish next week with boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cooked this way). Or dress the dish up for a special treat by stirring in a tablespoon or two of cream to the sauce.

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Tester's Notes

I made the sauce a day ahead and reheated it as the pork chops were cooking, which is a great time-saver! The spice rub adds some nice flavors to the pork chops, and the slightly sweet sauce was a nice complement. These pork chops would also be great served with rice pilaf or some baked sweet potatoes.

- Christine, April 2015

(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

Pork Chops in Port Wine Sauce

Serves 4

1 medium shallot, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1/2 cup Port wine
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup plum preserves, strained
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1 3/4 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil

Bring the shallots, Port, and sugar to boil in a medium saucepan; boil until the mixture is reduced a scant 1/4 cup. Add the broth, return to a boil and reduce again to 1/4 cup. Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the preserves, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper, and cook 2 minutes. Cover and keep warm.

Combine the coriander, garlic powder, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and sprinkle over the pork.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high; add the chops in a single layer and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side, until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F.

Serve each pork chop with the sauce spooned over top.

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