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Pork Chops With Gingered Pears

Ingredients
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Dijon mustard 3 Tablespoon
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Pork loin chops 1 1⁄2 Pound (4 Pork Loin Chops, 1/2 Inch Thick)
  Pear 1 Large, unpeeled (Preferably Red Bartlett)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Apple juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated lemon zest 2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Scallions 2
Directions

1 Preheat the broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil.
2 In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, mustard and thyme.
3 Place the chops on the broiler pan and brush them with half of the lemon-mustard mixture. Broil the chops 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes.
4 Turn the chops over and brush them with the remaining lemon-mustard mixture. Broil for 7 minutes longer, or until the chops are cooked through.
5 Meanwhile, core the pear and cut it lengthwise into about 16 thin slices.
6 In a medium skillet, warm the butter over medium heat until the butter is melted. Add the pear slices and cook until browned on both sides, about 1 minute. Add the apple juice, lemon zest (if using) and ginger, and bring the mixture to a boil.
7 Remove the skillet from the heat, remove 8 pear slices for garnish, if desired, and set aside. Mash the remaining pears with a potato masher or wooden spoon. Return the skillet to low heat and let the excess moisture cook off while you finish broiling the chops; stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
8 Finely chop the scallions.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Quick

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