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Pork Chops With Blueberries & Thyme

 
One serving costs about $3.22 One serving costs about $3.22

$3.22 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:45%

Spoonacular Score: 45%

 

The recipe Pork Chops With Blueberries & Thyme can be made in approximately approximately 45 minutes. This recipe serves 4. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 440 calories, 30g of protein, and 16g of fat per serving. For $3.22 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. Not a lot of people really liked this main course. If you have blueberry jelly, thyme, olive oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 43%. This score is good. Pork Chops with Apples & Thyme, Smothered Pork Chops with Thyme, and Thyme-Marinated Pork Chops are very similar to this recipe.

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling are great choices for Pork Chops. Chardonnay suits simple chops or chops in a butter or cream sauce, dry riesling complements sweet additions like honey mustard or apples, and pinot noir is a safe bet for pork dishes in general. The CalNaturale Chardonnay Lodi with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 11 dollars per bottle.

CalNaturale Chardonnay Lodi

Complexity and intensity define this Chardonnay. The nose is full of citrus, green apple and pear with floral overtones. The flavors are rich on entry with lively fruit in the mid palate and a long fruity, warm finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
4  pork chops
pork chops
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh thyme
fresh thyme
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp olive oil
olive oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
0.5 cups
0.5 cups low sodium chicken stock
low sodium chicken stock
0.75 cups
0.75 cups port
port
0.5 cups
0.5 cups blueberry jelly
blueberry jelly
0.5 cups
0.5 cups fresh blueberries
fresh blueberries
4  pork chops
4
pork chops
2 Tbsps fresh thyme
2 Tbsps
fresh thyme
0.5 tsps kosher salt
0.5 tsps
kosher salt
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp
olive oil
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
2 Tbsps
unsalted butter
0.5 cups low sodium chicken stock
0.5 cups
low sodium chicken stock
0.75 cups port
0.75 cups
port
0.5 cups blueberry jelly
0.5 cups
blueberry jelly
0.5 cups fresh blueberries
0.5 cups
fresh blueberries

Equipment

mortar and pestle
mortar and pestle
frying pan
frying pan
oven
oven
mortar and pestle
mortar and pestle
frying pan
frying pan
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grind the thyme, salt, black pepper, and olive oil in a mortar and pestle or spice mill to form a paste. Rub pork chops with a total of 1 1/2 tablespoons of the thyme mixture. Let the chops rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Melt the butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown. Add the chops and cook until well browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chops to an oven-safe dish and finish cooking in the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 F. Let rest for 4 to 5 minutes before serving. While the pork is resting, add the chicken stock, Port, and remaining thyme paste to the skillet used to brown the chops and boil vigorously until the liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup, about 7 minutes. Add the blueberry jelly and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce is thickened and reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 4 minutes. Stir in the fresh blueberries and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops and serve.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.22
Ingredient
4 pork chops
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
¼ teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cups low sodium chicken stock
¾ cups port
½ cups blueberry jelly
½ cups fresh blueberries
Price
$5.94
$0.75
$0.01
$0.05
$0.24
$0.36
$3.48
$1.48
$0.58
$12.89

Tips

Health Tips

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you are cooking with wine, be aware that the amount of alcohol that evaporates could be much less than you think. In fact, researchers found that anywhere between 4 and 49 percent of the alcohol in a dish might remain depending on the cooking method, length of cooking, etc. If you're concerned about the amount of alcohol you're consuming, keep an eye on how much wine is going into your dish!

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Don't have any wine in the house? Red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar can be used to deglaze pans. Chicken/beef broth or grape juice can also be used in place of wine in a pinch, especially if a recipe only calls for a small amount.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

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Green Tips

  • Please enjoy blueberries during the summer months when they are in season. Eating blueberries in winter means you're eating fruit that has either been transported a long distance or that has been grow in a greenhouse. Either way, their production is far from environmentally friendly, and you probably aren't doing your wallet any favors either. If you want blueberries in winter, buy them frozen!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
440 Calories
30g Protein
16g Total Fat
30g Carbs
11% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
440
22%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
7g
44%

Carbohydrates
30g
10%

  Sugar
19g
22%

Cholesterol
104mg
35%

Sodium
378mg
16%

Alcohol
6g
38%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
60%

Selenium
45µg
65%

Vitamin B1
0.92mg
61%

Vitamin B3
11mg
57%

Vitamin B6
1mg
50%

Phosphorus
329mg
33%

Vitamin B2
0.31mg
18%

Potassium
628mg
18%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Vitamin B12
0.75µg
13%

Vitamin C
10mg
12%

Magnesium
47mg
12%

Manganese
0.21mg
11%

Vitamin B5
1mg
10%

Iron
1mg
9%

Copper
0.17mg
9%

Vitamin A
357IU
7%

Fiber
1g
5%

Vitamin K
4µg
5%

Vitamin D
0.64µg
4%

Vitamin E
0.62mg
4%

Calcium
37mg
4%

Folate
6µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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