Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pork Chops with Orange-Mushroom Sauce

I was all set to blog about
this lemon poppyseed shortbread. But then I made

these pork chops with a delicious orange-mushroom sauce, and the shortbread idea wafted into the kitchen exhaust fan and blew out into the night sky.
Because the chops were just that good.
4 pork shoulder chops or steaks (about 1/2-inch thick)
2 T. butter
1/2 lb. small mushrooms, halved (mine were a little large, so I quartered them)
1 c. orange juice
1 T. grated orange peel
1 1/2 t. cornstarch
1/2 c. plain yogurt
Place pork chops in large skillet, overlapping. Cook over medium-high heat, covered, for 10 minutes. This should draw out the meat's juices. Remove the cover and cook until the liquid boils off. Brown chops on both sides. Remove to plate.

Add butter and mushrooms to skillet and cook until mushrooms start to brown, maybe three or four minutes. Add orange juice and peel; stir, scraping up bits off the bottom of pan.

Put the chops on top of the mushrooms and liquid, cover, and simmer over medium heat until chops are tender when cut, about 15 minutes or so.
Remove chops and mushrooms to a plate and keep warm (you can stick them in the oven at the "warm" setting). Mix the cornstarch into the yogurt, and stir into juices in the pan. Cook on high, stirring constantly, for about three minutes, until sauce boils and then thickens. Place chops and mushrooms on plate and serve with sauce.
And yes, that is one mighty large pork chop.
And yes indeedy, I did eat the whole thing.
Thank you for asking.



Blogger ❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Looks delish ! I will have to try this !

March 31, 2010 at 4:03 AM  
Blogger Carpool Queen said...

Really? Orange and mushroom? I'm going to have to think about that, but I guess it makes sense because I've put orange marmalade on my pork roasts before baking, so it can't be too far off from that.

March 31, 2010 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Alicia The Snowflake said...

Oh wow! Those sound incredible. Thanks for sharing!

March 31, 2010 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Yum yum yum!

March 31, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

what a great idea! i love the great flavors!

March 31, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

You lost me at mushroom. Ick!

March 31, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Hey Lynn... thanks for stopping by the blog. You are always welcome there.

As for your blog, I could really use it! At almost 44, I'm not very swift in the kitchen. Just last evening, I attended my first cooking glass with our church's personal version of "Paula Dean". Bless her heart, she's got her work cut out for her. Still and yet, I'm a willing pupil, so I'm up for any great tips/recipes. So is my family!

Blessed Easter walk to you and yours.


April 1, 2010 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I haven't done orange and mushrooms before, but this looks to delicious not to try.

April 1, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

That orange-mushroom sauce sounds unique but really delicious! I bet it would be delicious on chicken breast too!

April 1, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Now, if that recipe doesn't take the cake!!! Pork chops, Mushrooms, OJ AND Yogurt too boot!!! I am so saving this recipe Lynn. I just made a batch of fresh yogurt too!!!

Thanks for sharing...

BTW, if you get a chance, drop by my blog. I'm playing an April Fool's Day game:)

April 1, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

oh yum!
Lynn, thank you for visiting my blog and be sure to come by and enter my 100th posting giveaway.
Its a very nice gift.

April 1, 2010 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Kasha said...

Can you say clever and delicious! I would enjoy reading my blog more if I could write about food in the way that you do. Thank you for popping over to my blog. I am always flattered. I am so glad to have a new great food blog to stalk. I would of eaten the whole pork chop too!

April 1, 2010 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

If these outcompeted shortbread, then they must be amazing! Orange and mushroom - what an interesting combination!

April 2, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nom! Lovely!

April 2, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Love mushrooms and pork but I hadn't thought to add orange into the mix. Thanks for the idea!

Happy Easter or Spring if you don't celebrate.

April 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I would eat the whole thing too.

April 5, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

Wow, love pork with fruits...and sure the orange mushroom will do it :-) Sounds and looks absolutely delicious!

April 5, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger A GAL NEEDS... said...

This is going to be my next Sunday dinner, which gives me exactly 5 days to prepare! Thanks for this yummy looking recipe!

April 5, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

Pork chops and oranges are definitely a tasty combo :), I just made something similar. Didn't use mushrooms though, sounds like they'd make a savory addition though!

April 7, 2010 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

OH my YUM! I'm always looking for pork recipe! Really is there anything more versatile then pork!

April 11, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Alecia @ Savings & Stewardship said...

WOW - that looks SO good. I'm starving!!

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April 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Wow I would have never thought to put those ingredients together. Not that that's saying much, I only know how to make about 7 different dinners! Can't wait to try it! I really am going to! (psyching myself up for a new recipe).

April 15, 2011 at 10:37 AM  

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