Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pork Chops Pizzaiola

  • 4 (1 1/2-inch thick) bone-in or boneless pork chops
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup red cooking wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock

Season chops with salt and pepper. Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the crushed garlic and stir it around to flavor the oil. Add in the chops and caramelize on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the chops to a plate and reserve. Stir in the onions, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Reduce the heat and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.

Add the tomato paste, and cook for 1 minute, then add the wine, and cook for another minute. Stir in the stock and combine well. Slide the chops back into the pan, cover and simmer to finish cooking the chops, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Things I learned from this recipe-
1. the red pepper flakes made me literally cough while cooking because they were so hot!
2. different & spicy but good

Rating: YUM

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