11.14.2006

Pork Cutlets with Apple Riesling Sauce

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In case you didn't know, I love pork. I mean, really. I love bacon, cured meats, pork rillette, baby back ribs, don katsu, pork bulgogi, pork bossam, and on and on. Bacon rules my world but I also need to incorporate leaner protein into my diet sometimes. So I decided to try out the small thin pork cutlets from Trader Joe's.

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The pork cutlets were marinated with thyme, rosemary, chile de arbol, black pepper, and smashed garlic. I let that marinate for a little bit in the fridge. When ready to cook I browned the cutlets on both sides and let them rest on a plate while I got the sauce ready. Sliced red onion went into the pork cutlet pan and sizzled and cooked. I deglazed the pan with some riesling picking up all the goody brown bits stuck to the pan. Then went in apple sauce, a dab of demi-glace that was dissolved in a little bit of hot water, and a few glugs of chicken stock. Let a simmer and come together for a few minutes then the pork cutlets were placed back in the pan until it was time to eat.

The pork came out a little bit chewy but not really dry (hooray!). I reckon this recipe would probably work better with a thicker cut like a bone-in pork chop and letting it simmer. It was still delicious though with its savory sauce of red onion, riesling, apple sauce, and demi-glace. And oh, just a small tab of butter at the end.

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I crowned the cutlet with a small piece of roquefort when plating it for my tv dinner.

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12 comments:

justinsloe said...

This reminds me of how delicious this was

Anonymous said...

i am a ghost from dur schiesse past.....

yoony said...

justin,

you always say that! :) you have like a auto comment feature or something.

hi anonymous,

i believe i know you ghost!

Anonymous said...

i think he says it to rub it in to others who did not get to try the food. i love pork too! however, i tend to like the fatty( not lean) cuts of pork. Yet, this looks good!

One Food Guy said...

Love your TV dinner plates!! Trader Joes Rules!

Chubbypanda said...

Your TV dinner is adorable. Luckily it's the presentation that's cure in this case, not the food (lower left excepted).

*sigh* I wish I had a girl like you to pack my bentos.

- Chubbypanda

ClareUK said...

I have just found your blog while scanning exercise sites!! How so?? Your dinner looks wonderful and I am trying to see cooking as exercise....
Fantastic blog.

rameniac said...

lol where did you get that tray?! that's awesome haha... it's like TV dinner meets 4th grade cafeteria, with much better food than both =P

btw thanks for dropping by! sorry it took so long to reply; i been totally out of the loop. anyway, yu chun is in the little mini-mall behind the "brown derby" mall in k-town... 6th & alexandria a block north of wilshire...

sarah said...

i LOVE that tray. LOVE! i need a whoel set of them to do a dinner party! so cute!

yoony said...

hi rameniac,

i got the plates at surfas. so cute! :) wow i haven't been to around to the 6th and alex area since back in the days. i'll definitely check out those noodles. thanks!

hi sarah,

dinner party with them adorable tv dinner plates sounds like an awesome idea! i better go pick up more before you get them all!:)

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