Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Shallots
Servings: 4 servings • Serving Size: 1 chop • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 179.9 • Fat: 9.5 g • Protein: 18.5 g • Carb: 4.3 g • Fiber: 0.9 gAdapted from Food and Wines
- 1 tsp butter
- 4 pork loin chops (with bone), 1 inch thick, trim all visible fat
- 1/2 tsp salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped shallots
- 1 cup fat free chicken stock
- 10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp chopped, fresh parsley
In a large frying pan heat the butter over moderately low heat. Season pork with salt and pepper. Raise heat to medium and add the chops to the pan and sauté for 7 minutes. Turn and cook until chops are browned and done to medium, about 7-8 minutes longer. Remove the chops and put in a warm spot.
Add shallots to the pan and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the stock to deglaze the pan, stir in the mustard, 1 tbsp parsley, then add mushrooms, season with fresh pepper and cook about 3 minutes, or until mushrooms are done. Put the chops on a platter and pour the mushroom sauce over the meat, top with remaining parsley.
Note: Food and Wines says it is ok if the pork chops are pink in the center. Trichinosis is killed at the relatively low temperature of 150°. I use a thermometer to check the center and usually leave it until it hits 160°. Don't overcook or they will become dry.
**Note-I found 1 tsp of butter to be WAY too little for cooking 4 pork chops! Although I didn't drench the chops in butter I did use more than 1 tsp for sure! You may be the judge of how much you need, but I'm fairly certain the pork chops would have burned, had I only used such a small amount.