Tuesday, October 7, 2014

“Apple and Sage Pork Chops” Plus “Roasted Carrots With Parsley and Thyme”

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Today I have two mouthwatering recipes which I know you will love…….. Enjoy!

 “Apple and Sage Pork Chops

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6

Apple and pork chops are enhanced by sage in this delicious dish.


1 1/2 tablespoon flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons Sage, Rubbed
1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic, Minced
1 1/2 teaspoon Thyme Leaves
3/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice
3/4 teaspoon Paprika
6 boneless pork chops, 1-inch thick

(about 1 1/4 pounds)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
3 red apples, thinly sliced
3/4 cup apple juice
1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix flour, salt and seasonings in small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with 1 tablespoon of the seasoned flour. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add pork chops; brown on both sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Add apples; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in juice, sugar, and remaining seasoned flour until well mixed. Return pork chops to skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until done.


Roasted Carrots With Parsley and Thyme

Yield: Serves 6

The roasted carrots were tossed with lots of parsley and thyme, and I loved the way those bitter herbs offset the sweetness of the carrots.

2 Lbs carrots, peeled, cut into sixths lengthwise (depending on the size) then into 2-inch lengths
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon oregano
3 Tbs finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Oil a sheet pan or a baking dish large enough to fit all of the carrots in a single layer. Place the carrots in a large bowl, and toss with the olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano. Spread in an even layer in the prepared pan or baking dish. Cover with foil, and place in the oven for 30 minutes. Uncover, and if the carrots are not yet tender, turn the heat down to 375°F and return to the oven for 10 to 15 more minutes until tender. Add the parsley, stir gently, and taste and adjust salt and pepper. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

Till Next Time………………………………...................

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  1. Dear Dottie, Both of your recipes are perfect.
    Growing up we always had applesauce or an apple dish of some kind with pork. The carrots sound like a nice side veggie.
    We also would go to Jones Beach when I was a kid too and walk the boardwalk and watch the people dance. It was another time and so much fun.
    Blessings, Catherine

    1. Dear Catherine, Thank you for this wonderful comment. I agree with you dear friend, we also had apple sauce with pork, except when my mom would put pork in the tomato sauce for a meat gravy. That you never mess with...I thought the carrots not only look so pretty with the color but they are amazing and the flavor goes very nicely together. Yes, Jones Beach was another time but glad that you also remember the dancing. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day! Dottie :)

  2. Mmmm now doesn't that look like just the perfect meal?!?! :D

    I love fruit in savory dishes...perfect for fall Dottie.

    Have a lovely day. xx

    1. Hi Tammy, Thanks for your visiting and comment. So glad that you love this post....I agree with you I also love fruit mixed with savory dishes as well. Also the onions, mixed with the apples, gives the onions a sweet flavor. A definite fall meal. You too dear Tammy, have a wonderful and blessed day! Dottie :)

  3. Oh my goodness, now this is comfort food! Apple and sage pork chops with all the trimmings. You have a lovely blog. Thank you so much for sharing.!

    1. Hi Linda, Welcome, and thank you for visiting plus your comment! Yep, I agree with you, this is a definitely a comfort food! The pork chops with the apples give everything such a wonderful flavor plus the carrots are a perfect side dish to add to this meal. So glad that you are enjoying my blog recipes and stories....I hope that you have a wonderful day! Come back anytime...Dottie :)

  4. Good evening Dottie ,
    What a wonderful dimmer or company weekend brunch . Love the combination of apples and sage . Yummy good . Roasted carrots go so well with the other white meat . The spices and the herbs in the chops just holler out come to dinner one and all . Thanks so much for sharing ... blessing for a wonderday ~~Nee~~ ;- D

    1. Good afternoon Nee, Thank you for stopping by and your comment...I agree dear Nee, apples and pork go well with each other. Yes, it is the other white meat, plus with the spices and the carrots, it is a perfect Fall meal for company or your family. I just adore carrots anyway you prepare them. So glad that you enjoyed these recipes. Have a blessed Tuesday! Dottie :)

  5. This is the perfect comfort food Dottie. I love pork chops with sage and the carrots with thyme must be delicious. You use lots of herbs in your cooking like most Italians do! They massively improve the flavour of meat, fish or veggies. Sometimes I add them to pasta dishes too.
    This is a beautiful recipe. Ciao!

    1. Dear Alida..Thank you dear friend for your comment and for visiting. Yep, a wonderful combo for a comfort food. The chops really are so tasty with the spices and herbs. Also the carrots, it just lets out all the flavors and that to me is fantastic as well as delicious. Plus the house smells so wonderful with the herbs and spices. Yes, I love to cook with herbs like you said most Italians do. I love them in pasta recipes as well. So glad that you enjoyed this recipe. Now I am going to your post to see what yummy things you have made for us this time...Have a glorious day! Dottie :)

  6. Who doesn't love the combo of pork and apples? With sage? Pure bliss! And I love roast carrots! How did you know that thyme is one of my favorite herbs? ;-) Fun post -- thanks.

    1. Hi John, Good to hear from you..thanks for visiting. I agree with you, pork and apples seem so perfect together. The flavors are so yummy for sure. Sage is not used as much as we did years ago, but I love the combo. As far as the carrots go, they are the best. Love them and the spice I love with them is thyme. Glad it is your favorite...You know that song, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme? Perfect song to sing while you are preparing this tasty meal...Thanks for your comment, enjoy and have a splendid day! Dottie :)