Buttermilk Pork Chops with Sauted Plums

WOW!   That is what my husband said, when he took the first bite of this recipe.   I agreed because when I first looked at the ingredients, I Just was not sure it was going to mesh.   All I can say, is it was scrumptious!   The black plums sautéed up so nice with the honey type glaze it was wonderful with the pork chop.   

Serves 4

Ingredients
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 4 4-oz boneless pork loin chops, ½-inch-thick (TIP: You can also purchase thicker chops and pound to 1⁄2-inch thickness.)
  • ½ tsp chipotle chile powder
  • ¼ tsp plus ⅛ tsp sea salt, divided
  • 3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp safflower oil
  • 3 black plums, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp finely chopped fresh chives, divided
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
Instructions
  1. In a large zip-top bag, add buttermilk and pork. Seal and massage bag to coat. Let marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Remove pork from bag and pat dry completely with paper towels, then season with chile powder and 1⁄4 tsp salt. Add flour to a shallow bowl and lightly dredge both sides of pork in flour, shaking off excess.
  2. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium. Add pork and cook, turning once, until golden brown and opaque throughout, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm; keep skillet on medium heat.
  3. To skillet, add plums, 1 tbsp chives, lime juice, honey and remaining ⅛ tsp salt. Sauté, stirring often, until plums soften, about 3 minutes.
  4. To serve, top pork with plums and remaining 1 tsp chives.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pork chop and 1⁄4 of plums – Calories: 311 – Fat: 17 g – Saturated fat: 6 g – Polyunsaturated fat: 3 g – Carbohydrates: 14 g – Sugar: 10 g – Sodium: 238 mg – Fiber: 1 g – Protein: 24 g – Cholesterol: 68 mg
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