Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Curried Baked Fruit Recipe

Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Curried Baked Fruit

One of my favorite autumn to winter side dishes has always been baked or stewed fruit. I feel like it is a very underrated dish in general. The flavors and aromas in these simple fruit dishes are complex and comforting. My favorite being this Curried Baked Fruit Recipe. I make it often as it’s so simple to whip up and always impressive thanks to the bold spices and buttered rum.

In the previous months I’ve brought it to several friends houses as contribution to our meal together. On one occasion there were leftovers, and I left it with my friends who completed their pork chop meal with the leftovers and I just had to try it myself. So, here is my Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Curried Baked Fruit Recipe. I hope you enjoy as much as my family did.

My Note on Caramelizing Onions: I always make a huge batch and freeze separated portions in the freezer to use.

Caramelized Onions

Author: The Realistic Housewife
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 5 Yellow Onions
  • Sprinkle of White Sugar
  • Sprinkle of Salt
Instructions
  1. Cut onions in long thin pieces
  2. Heat butter and oil in frying pan on medium low heat
  3. Sprinkle with salt and sugar
  4. Stir for 20 minutes or longer, until just brown

 

My Note on Quinoa: I am not a very successful quinoa maker! I don’t know what it is, but I haven’t gotten it right yet. Usually I burn it. This time, I think I added a tidge too much liquid and/or overcooked it? It was rather mushy. Here’s how I make it.

Quinoa

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  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Broth
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan add vegetable broth and quinoa
  2. Bring to boil on medium high
  3. Turn down to simmer and stir for 25 minutes

 

And, now, onto the goods! Well, not quite. One last note, on the pork chops. Brine them first! For 2 hours. It’s simple, here’s how to do it.

Brine for Pork Chops

Author: The Realistic Housewife
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  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1/4 Cup Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix in metal bowl until dissolved
  2. Add pork chops
  3. Cover in plastic wrap and place in fridge
  4. When done, dry pork chops thoroughly

 

Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Curried Baked Fruit Recipe

Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Curried Baked Fruit

Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Curried Baked Fruit Recipe

Recipe Type: Meal
Cuisine: Fusion
Author: The Realistic Housewife
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 Large Pork Chops (cut in half)
  • Caramelized Onions to top
  • 3 Pears
  • 1 Small Pineapple
  • 2 Shots Rum
  • 2 Tablespoons Curry Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (up to 1/4 Cup, to taste)
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
Instructions
  1. Slice pineapple and pears thinly
  2. Butter glass baking dish
  3. Add fruit
  4. Sprinkle on curry powder and brown sugar
  5. Sprinkle with rum
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  7. After brining pork chops, dry and slice horizontally
  8. Heat frying pan on medium heat with olive oil and sear each chop 1 minute each side (caramel color should appear)
  9. Add to baking dish and top each chop with caramelized onions
  10. Bake for 45 minutes

 

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