Aug 24, 2009

Marvelous Monday: Pork & Apples

So, the Mr. and I both have heard about how good apples and pork go together but neither of us had ever experienced the combination until this evening.

I made pork loin steaks with an apple & onion gravy and a fresh veggie mix.

Mmm…WOW! (Not to be confused with SHAM-WOW!)

It was soooo good!

My Apple and Onion gravy recipe:

  • 1 Braeburn apple(cored & sliced)
  • 1 medium white onion sliced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp cold water
  • ½ tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp EVOO

In a medium size skillet sauté onion with EVOO until almost soft and then add the apple. Saute together for about 3 minutes on medium heat.

In another small bowl combine corn starch and cold water until the consistency looks like milk, no lumps.

Pour chicken broth into the skillet with onion and apple mixture, allow to simmer then mix in the cornstarch. Keep warm while you make the pork loin steaks.

I used two 6 oz pork loin steaks.

Heat pan with 1-2 tablespoons of EVOO on medium high. You want the pan to be hot because you want to get a nice sear on the steaks. Season one side of the pork loin steaks with salt and pepper and place that side down in the hot pan. Let sit for 6 minutes. Season the the other side and then after 6 minutes flip. Then flip one more time and let them sit for 3 minutes before turning the heat off. The steaks will continue to cook.

Pour apple & onion gravy over the top and serve with fresh vegetables.

I sautéed summer squash, zucchini, onion, carrots and mushrooms with some EVOO and a little salt and pepper. It was delish!

For dessert I made Linda’s 35 second Chocolate cake with a few adaptations. After the batter was ready in the ramekin I placed a small dollop of sugar free raspberry preserves in the middle and THEN stuck it in the microwave to cook. Then served it with a dollop of sugar free cool whip and drizzled it with sugar free hot fudge.

The Mr. wanted caramel and hot fudge on his and no preserves so I just made it the way Linda said to and added a dollop of cool whip and drizzled with sugar free caramel and hot fudge.

This was one of the fastest and most satisfying desserts I have had in a long time. Thanks Linda!

Hope you can try these recipes out. They are absolutely wonderful!

~Mrs. Galvan~

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