Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pan Grilled Prime Rib End Pork Chops

Cooking for just the two of us can be quite brain taxing unless we eat out but Daddy is not game at eating out these days without his babies.  So most of the time we eat in . He is a meat eater and me basically loves just fish and veggies. But most of the time I will either char boiled or pan grilled some meat for him :) And to make thing easy, I pan grilled prime rib end pork chops with balsamic vinegar and mandarin  for the two of us with some side veggies...braised cabbage with balsamic vinegar and steamed sweet corn with a small dollop of butter. Mmmmm this made someone very happy ..this is one delicious pork chop that I know will be in the dinner menu from now on :p   This is what I cooked for dinner when I am  too lazy to cook CHINESE  :p and too lazy to wash up after dinner  LOL! All the food presented on one plate and these save washing and time....I am now watching a korean drama !!!  And Daddy will suffer from now on :p

I bought two pieces of prime rib end pork chops from the local butcher - Leong Sin Nam Farm and I normally buy from them if I ever wanted to cook something porky :p which is like once in a blue moon :) I prefer fish ...if you asked me. But for this once, I used  mandarin and balsamic as marinade sauce for the pork chops. Sprinkle enough salt on the surface of the chops. Mashed some mandarin slices and rub on the chops . This can be prepared a day before for busy people like me :p  Wrap with cling wrap and leave in the fridge until ready for use :) 

pour olive oil onto the grill pan, heat the grill pan till the oil is hot,
place the marinated chops on it and pan grilled till the chops are cooked.
Add 1/2 cup or more of balsamic vinegar when the chops are ready
and using reduction method cook till the gravy has thicken .
Before taking it out , sprinkle chopped italian parsley
on the top surface of the chops .

I know someone loves this dish...
something different from the
usual style I cooked...thanks to Curtis Stone....
he truly inspired me with his style of cooking :p
simple and easy and yet delicious...I really love his cooking style :)

You can steam this sweet corn for just 20 minutes  ( I bought from Tesco )
I added 1/2 tespoon salted butter to it till well mixed
as serve as a side dish...yummy !

While pan grilling the chops , I prepared the braised cabbage on the other stove .
Stir fry the shredded cabbage with carrots shreds with lots of garlic and sea salt to taste.
Add 1/4 cup of water and simmer under low heat .
When ready , add 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and stir fry till well combined.
Easy does it and yet this is so delicious.

Balsamic vinegar is not just good for salad
but you will be surprised how good it taste
on I know what to do with
that bottle of balsamic I bought sometime ago :)

this is what I cooked for our dinner last night :)

Pan Grilled Prime Rib End Pork Chops
- serve 2

Ingredients :

2 pieces of prime rib end pork chops- wash and drain

marinade ingredients
sea salt to taste
10 mandarin slices - mashed
2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar

extra 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar for the gravy
1/2 cup of chopped italian parsley for garnishing

olive oil for pan grill

Side dishes
Braised Cabbage :-
1/2 cabbage - cut into shreds
1/2 carrot - cut into shreds
2 pips of garlic
3 tbsp of balsamic vinegar * optional
1/4 cup water

Sweet Corn
2 cups of sweet corn - steamed for 20 minutes
1 tsp of salted butter

* I am too lazy and tired to rewrite the method here....please read above :p and you will get the gist of it. 

Have fun reading it !

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  1. Elin, how I wish you can serve me this right now! I'm so darn tired to cook anything. Have been busy for the past few days. Gosh, salivating already! Btw, Jo can cook very well too huh! hehe... I went through her blog. Guess, she's enjoying her life there so much right now. Ah, just 4 months only then she'll be back! Hope you're having a wonderful day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  2. the pork chop looks so gd, drooling now..

  3. A mouthwatering pork chop dish!
    My man is a pure carnivore too. I often have to cook separately for us. esp. in the summer time.

  4. Wah!! This looks super delicious! You really cook very nice food! Admire your cooking passion!

  5. The pork chops look really good! I'm quite used to cooking for 2 now. If I cook Chinese, stews or braised stuff, I usually cook more and pack the leftovers for my hub's pack lunch.

  6. This is exactly what I am looking for tonight !! :) Thanks for recipe.

  7. Hi Elin, the pork chops looks awesome,and the braised cabbage with balsamic vinegar, great! This is making me hungry now and it's only 8:36 a.m. (just had some breakfast) My husband loves eating meat too, I sometimes have to cook separately.

  8. Looks tender and juicy good...lucky hubby of yours, heehee. :)

  9. Those pork chops are totally mouth-watering! An excellent meal!

  10. Elin, great meal for two! haha I like korean drama too. It's so addicting, isnt it? :D

  11. Elin, if you're having a headache thinking of what to cook for dinner for the 2 of you, you can always give me a call and we'll join you!

  12. Kristy....haha hope u had a wonderful birthday :) yup soon she will back...after her sem ends and after her eurotour...say maybe in December ! Yay...can't wait for her to be back. She is hoping time slow down a bit for her LOL! She is enjoying herself so much.

    Jess...thanks :)

    Angie....I sometimes do that too !

    Grace....thanks...normal cooking leh :)

    Ann...I have to get used to cooking for two :) Must ask you for tips one day . For the time being I just lurk around your blog and get free tips from you LOL! You cook so well for someone so young :)

    Belinda...yup I am lazy so pan grilled is the easier way out :)

    My simple are welcome :)

    Kathy...I heard you are having salted duck for dinner :p

    Madin...yeah..balsamic goes well with salad and meat too ...lovely taste!

    BeeBee...haha he sure is lucky :p

    5 star foodie...hahah yup it is delish !

    Tanantha...we are in the same boat then...Korean dramas are addictive alright !

    Cheah...:) sure if you can stand my kind of cooking LOL!

  13. look juicy and appetizing!! I don't mind to have a bite of that too!!

  14. Love your balsamic reduction on the pork chops!

  15. Beachlover..this is a great pork chop with the balsamic reduction :)
    Please help yourself :) try this balsamic reduction cooking on the pork chop....great infusion too. Tasty and delicious :)

  16. Now don't start me up on all those dramas! Guess what my missus does very night...and how I have to suffer! Sobsss!!!! LOL!!! Ya, even at home, I always tell my missus - no need to cook anything special, no need to cook a lot - just enough, anything simple - only the two of us...not worth the trouble.


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