Thursday, November 18, 2010

Baked Pork Loin Chops with Mandarin Orange Stuffing






4  boneless pork loin chops or center cut pork chops
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon fresh chopped fennel
2 cloves minced garlic
3/4 cup chopped onion optional
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 tablespoons brown sugar
6 cups bread cubes
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large can mandarin oranges, drained
2 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
Italian flavored bread crumbs

In a large fry pan, melt butter and brown celery and onion, garlic and stir in brown sugar. Combine bread cubes with sage, thyme, pepper, the remaining 1 teaspoons salt, and the egg, add to celery, fennel and onion mixture. Combine thoroughly, then gently stir in mandarin oranges and coconut. Preheat oven to 325 degrees . Spoon the  stuffing mixture into a non stick sprayed baking dish, then place pork loin on top of stuffing. Spoon soup on top of each piece of pork and sprinkle with Italian flavored bread crumbs. Cover with lightly sprayed oiled foil and bake at 325 degrees for 1/2 hour. Remove foil and bake another half hour for a total of 1 hour.
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18 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

Hmm. I love the combination of citrus flavors and pork. Pork. Hmm.

valerioscialla said...

As usual, wonderful recipe claudia, i love orange flavour in the recipe. best regards

Claudia said...

Pork just begs for fruit, doesn't it? I could scoop up all that stuffing and have it for breakfast!

My Man's Belly said...

I like to use oranges when I make pork but sometimes I don't have them around. But it seems like I always have a can of mandarins around. Now I know that I can use those too. This looks delicious.

Bridgett said...

I like fruit flavors with pork so I definitely will be trying this when I get some chops. It looks delicious!

Stella said...

Hey Claudia! I didn't really grow up eating pork, but, if I did, I would make it this way (smile). The stuffing sounds awesome and the dish as a whole looks so healthful and well rounded...!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,

You are making me hungry! Looks like some really good pork chops!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

Daniela said...

Molto originale questa ricetta, la segno. A presto Daniela.

Cake Duchess said...

Oh goodness...love the flavors Claudia! I will save this for next time I buy pork b/c I always am looking for new ways to make it:)

Reeni said...

Delicious pork chops Claudia! But the real star of the show is that stuffing! Love it!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

LOVE the madarin stuffing recipe! I bet the citrus just makes it super tasty. Happy early thanksgiving to you and your family!

Mari said...

Excellent choice of flavors!!! I have enjoy looking at and reading this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

elpi said...

every time i visit this blog full of yummy recipe.

Elisabeth said...

I will have to start setting up a file just with your delicious recipes. I have saved several of them already.
Claudia, this would be a sure winner in our family, because porkchops is one of our favorite which we don't make often enough.
The stuffing is oh, so, yummy, and delish. Great new way to make pork chops.
Thanks for sharing, as always!

My Little Space said...

Hmm... Claudia, this definitely making me hungry! I think the gravy must be so tasty good. Yummm.... Hope you're enjoying your day.
Kristy

redkathy said...

Another great meal Claudia. I am always looking for new ways to serve pork, especially loin chops. Bet the family will love this one, bookmarked!

LookyTasty said...

i really like the use of fruit flavors in cooking pork chops. it's delicious!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Claudia - I really wish I had you to cook for me, everyday! Beautiful combination of flavours, beautifully done!