I’m not ready to permanently decide that Thursday shall forevermore be “Recipe Thursday”. I think I’d rather have recipe Friday or something. But since I cooked this on Wednesday and I can’t really think of anything else to write for Thursday, then food it is.
I suppose I should have a name for my food. Something short and catchy. But, alas, I do not. What I do have is pork chops with sauteed mushrooms and Alfredo sauce. Yummy!
I started with 4 crazy-thick pork chops. These are Costco pork chops and these things are monsters. It’s the way they do things. Anyway, I used a cast iron skillet, put a generous amount of olive oil and heated it up until it was screaming…or at smoke point to be more precise. I pan seared one side then flipped them over and sprinkled salt and pepper on them and popped them in a 375 degree oven. Cook them until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. I can’t tell you how long that would be unless I know how thick your chops are. Then I put them on a plate to let them rest.
You probably notice the chop that’s not completely pan-seared. Don’t crowd the pan, people! I mean, I did, but you shouldn’t. I digress. Take them out of the pan to let them rest. And if you have a lady bug plate, even better.
Next we start the ‘shrooms. As many as you like and really, any type you like. I prefer button (haha) but it’s mostly because they’re mild flavored. I used a bunch and sautéed them in the juices from the skillet. You could start this step earlier in another pan and add a tiny bit of water to start them. I covered them with a lid to move things along faster.
Then while the ‘shrooms are cooking, start the sauce. Begin by melting two tablespoons of butter in a smallish saucepan (don’t wimp out on me now…use butter!)
Then add 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream.
Let it get bubbly and then add a bit of cracked pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and 3/4 cup of parmesan cheese. I don’t grate it myself like the pros tell you to. I cook lots of things from scratch but I use an already grated cheese that I buy from C0stco. Ahem. Give it a stir and turn the heat way down.
Then you might want to steam some broccoli. You know, in case you want to have a veggie.
Then plate the chop, top with ‘shrooms and drizzle with sauce. Then thank the Lord that a guy named Alfredo decided to make a sauce. Really.
Here’s the recipe (I adapted it from an Atkins recipe, I don’t want to get sued)
2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
3/4 c. parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. pepper
If you’re doing Atkins then you’re probably not worried about the calorie content of this meal. If you’re not then just take a walk on the wild side for the night. Travis calls it comfort food. I call it yummy. Enjoy!