Pork Chops with Apple-Raisin Relish
- tart green apples, such as Granny Smith ( 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons raisins, or dried currants
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger pinch of cayenne pepper
- 4 pork loin chops, each about 1/2 inch thick (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Make the relish: In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, sugar, raisins, vinegar, ginger, and cayenne over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, until apples are soft, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Make the pork chops: Season chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops, and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with apple-raisin relish.
Time to Prepare: 30 minutes
Submitted By: Betsy
Original Source: www.marthastewart.com
The pork chops are nothing special, but the relish is divine- it's got nice heat to it. I used currants. My 1-yo couldn't eat it fast enough, funny kid!