Pork Loin Chops with Chili Plum Cream Sauce

August  3, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I love the pairing of sweet and hot, and I love the pairing of plums and pork. I tinkered with this sauce until I got it to the point I liked it; then, when I spooned it over the crispy, thin loin chops and topped it with some fresh plum slices, I LOVED it. Lots of extra sauce, which I plan to try on seafood...and chicken...and drizzled over risotto.... —Kayb

What You'll Need
  • 8 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 4-5 large black plums
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ancho chile
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 pinches salt
  • Dash balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  1. Peel and roughly dice 2 -3 large plums (about 1 cup fruit). Combine in small saucepan with water, honey, peppers and garlic. Bring to a boil, return to a simmer, and cook until fruit is soft and falling apart. Cool slightly,and puree sauce in a blender or with an immersion blender.
  2. Return sauce to low heat. Taste and season with salt and galsamic vinegar. Add cream and stir. Keep warm until time to serve.
  3. In a heavy skillet, heat oil to a shimmer and fry pork chops quickly, until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes on a side. Remove to plate.
  4. Peel and slice two more plums. Serve two chops to a plate, spoon cream sauce over, and garnish with plum slices.

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I'm a business professional who learned to cook early on, and have expanded my tastes and my skills as I've traveled and been exposed to new cuisines and new dishes. I love fresh vegetables, any kind of protein on the grill, and breakfasts that involve fried eggs with runny yolks. My recipes tend toward the simple and the Southern, with bits of Asia or the Mediterranean or Mexico thrown in here and there. And a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a float in the lake, as pictured, is a pretty fine lunch!

4 Reviews

Casey November 3, 2015
This sauce was wonderful! I swirled in 1TB of butter after I took the sauce off the stove because I didn't have heavy cream and it was great. Perfect combination of spicy, smokey, and sweet/tart.
Nikki S. July 27, 2011
That sounds amazing!
fiveandspice July 25, 2011
Cool combination of flavors!
luvcookbooks August 5, 2010
Oh my! This sounds delicious and looks beautiful. I like pork and prunes, have been looking for a pork and plum recipe-- thanks!