Wednesday, March 25, 2015

seared pork chops with spiced tomato sauce

I'm a sucker for an easy weeknight meal, and many other things in life, but definitely an easy weeknight meal!  (Kinda a wordless Wednesday--sorry guys!)

seared pork chops with spiced tomato sauce
 {seared pork chops with spiced tomato sauce}

seared pork chops with spiced tomato sauce
 {with Parmesan cheese}

seared pork chops with spiced tomato sauce

makes 4 servings

4 ounces uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1 cup vertically sliced sweet onion
1 cup sliced fennel bulb
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoons chopped dried oregano
2-14 oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat a large stainless steel skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. 
  3. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. 
  4. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove pork from pan. 
  5. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and fennel; saute 3 minutes or just until vegetables begin to brown. 
  6. Add curry powder and coriander; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. 
  7. Add wine; cook 30 seconds. 
  8. Stir in oregano and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. 
  9. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid is slightly reduced. Return pork to pan; nestle in tomato sauce. 
  10. Cook 10 minutes or until done. 
  11. Remove as much sauce as you can, and toss with pasta. 
  12. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
The Hubby and I literally fought over these leftovers.  We each took one lunch, but it was a fight to make sure we each had the same amount of sauce and pasta. Do you have any favorite quick weeknight meals?

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