Weeknight Pork Chops, Chouriço & White Wine Sauce
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This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights because it's quick and easy to make. The delicious white wine sauce makes it feel like it's not a rushed meal.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Canadian
Serves: 6 servings
  • 3.3 lbs or 1.5 kg pork chops, patted down with a paper towel
  • 7 oz or 200 g Portuguese (or Spanish) chouriço, sliced in thin wheels
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2½ tbsp tomato paste
  • ⅔ cups white wine
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a measuring cup, whisk together the wine and tomato paste until fully dissolved.
  2. Sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly over both sides of the pork chops.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan, on medium high.
  4. Once the oil's hot, carefully place the garlic and bay leaves in the oil.
  5. Using tongs, carefully add the pork chops to the oil. These can be on top of the garlic and bay leaves. All the pork chops will likely not fit in your pan. Cook these in two portions.
  6. Let the chops cook for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Once the edges are looking browned, turn the chops over to continue cooking.
  8. Let them cook another 4 to 5 minutes or until they look nicely browned.
  9. Set the pork chops aside and cover with tin foil.
  10. Remove the garlic pieces and bay leaves.
  11. Add a drizzle of olive oil if the pan is getting dry.
  12. Add the chouriço into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes.
  13. Use a slotted spoon to move the cooked chouriço over the pork chops and cover again with tin foil.
  14. Pour the wine/tomato paste mixture into the pan and mix well.
  15. As soon as the liquid comes to a boil, turn off the heat.
  16. Take the tin foil off and pour the sauce over the prok chops and chouriço.
  17. Serve them hot with your favourite sides
  18. Enjoy!
Recipe by Photos & Food at https://www.photosandfood.ca/2016/06/16/weeknight-pork-chops-chourico-white-wine-sauce/