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Orange Spiced Pork Chops

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Ingredients
  Pork loin chops 4 (About 1/2 Inch Thick)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Grated orange peel 2 Tablespoon (Of 1 Large Fruit)
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Of 1 Large Fruit)
  Medium red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped (Small Cloves)
  Orange 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Arrange pork chops with narrow ends toward center in baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Sprinkle pork with salt; arrange onion slices on pork. Mix orange peel, orange juice, wine, brown sugar, cloves and garlic; pour over pork. Cover tightly and microwave on medium (50%) 5 minutes; rotate baking dish 1/4 turn. Microwave 5 minutes longer. Arrange orange slices on pork; rotate baking dish 1/2 turn. Cover and microwave, rotating baking dish 1/4 turn every 5 minutes, until pork is done (170° on meat thermometer), 12 to 15 minutes.
2. Remove pork chops to serving platter. Cover with aluminum foil and keep warm. Pour 1 cup of juices from baking dish into 2-cup measure. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into juice. Cover loosely and microwave on high (100%) until thickened and boiling, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve on a mixture of white and wild rice if desired. Spoon sauce over pork chops.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Pork

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