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One of my husband’s favorites…

Since my husband has been traveling a little more lately, (temporarily thank goodness!), he misses out on a lot of our meals.  Anyway, I wanted to make him something for a change, so I decided on one of his favorites, Apple Shallot Pork Chops.

Now, we really aren’t a pork chop family.  I always thought they were dry, tough and tasteless, but this recipe has totally changed my perspective.  And, of course, it’s simple to make.  Here’s the recipe:

Apple Shallot Pork Chops

  •  4 big pork chops
  • 1 apple
  • 2 shallots
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • Cinnamon and celtic sea salt to taste

Slice the apple as thinly as possible and then cut the slices in half.  Thinly slice the shallots.  Heat 4 tbsp of the coconut oil over medium heat and add the apples and shallots.  Saute for 5 minutes or until the apples are tender but still a little crisp.  Remove the apples and shallots from the pan and add the last tbsp of coconut oil.  Generously sprinkle cinnamon on both sides of the pork chops and then sprinkle the sea salt.  Rub the cinnamon and salt into the pork chops and place the chops in the hot oiled pan.  Sear on each side for 2 minutes.  Then add 1/3 cup of wine. After adding the wine, add the apple and shallot mixture back to the pan, cover and cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes depending on the thickness of your pork chops, it might need more or less time.  Make sure you serve the pork chops with plenty of the apple and shallot mixture. Enjoy!