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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"There is poetry in a pork chop to a hungry man."
-Philip Gibbs, Writer

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This is a great recipe -- one where you really should use fresh herbs. While fresh is always going to make your food taste better, some recipes can get by just fine with dried herbs. The rule of using 1/3 the amount of dried herbs to fresh works in recipes where the herbs play a supporting role and arenít the flavor that is being focused upon. When the herb is center stage, as in this recipe, itís best to use fresh.

Roasting with Less Fat

A lot of recipes call for a great deal of oil or other fat when cooking. Most dishes can get by with less oil and roasting potatoes is a good example. Because fats won't evaporate like other liquids, they doesn't have to be replenished during the cooking process and a little bit goes a long way.

Another approach is to use a spray oil (see Oil Spray). Simply spray the bottom of the roasting pan lightly and then coat the potatoes (or other vegetable / fruit to be roasted) with a light spray of oil.


 

Pork with Sage-Tarragon Butter



Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounce pork chop and 1 tablespoon butter

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.

This butter keeps well for a second night.

Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Plain Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Thick Cut Yam Fries or Thick Cut Yam Fries - Low Sodium Version

AND

Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Herbed Zucchini or Green Beans with Red Onion or Candied Carrots or Roasted Tomatoes

1 tsp fresh tarragon
1 tsp fresh sage
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp coarse ground dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1 medium shallot
1/4 tsp salt
spray oil
2 4 ounce center cut pork chops (boneless)

Place the tarragon, sage, butter , mustard, honey, shallot and salt in a mini-chopper or blender and process until smooth. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375įF. Place a medium sized skillet in the oven.

When the oven is hot spray the pan lightly with oil. Place the pork chops in the pan and return the pan to the oven. Let cook on the first side for about 7 - 10 minutes. Turn and cook for about 7 minutes more until done.

Serve topped with the Sage-Tarragon Butter.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounce pork chop and 1 tablespoon butter

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 290 Calories from Fat 118
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 13g 20%
    Saturated Fat 6g 31%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 408mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugars 3g  
Protein 27g  
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 743 mg
Magnesium 44 mg