Friday, November 4, 2011

Whats for supper? Pork cutlets in an apple onion soy reduction

Apples are an all-American success story-each ...Image via WikipediaWell, we all know the holidays are coming up and that means super rich foods that are so tasty and unfortunately fattening so I am trying my best to eat light and lean so that I can indulge a little when Thanksgiving rolls around.
Tonight I thought of a reasonably healthy and tasty supper. This is the low carb kitchen but it doesn't mean every meal is strictly low carb, it does mean however, they will be fewer calories in general and healthier. This meal is simple and comes to mind.

What I made..

Lean braised pork cutlets with a Macintosh apple, onion and soy sauce reduction
Vegetable medley

Well this is a simple tasty meal for the family. Simply season your cutlets on both sides, place seasoned side down in a skillet and brown both sides. Remove from pan once browned, but not fully cooked through and set aside briefly.
Chop and dice one large onion, and core and chop two medium sized Macintosh apples.  You can peel your Macintosh apples if you like, but I left the skin on, I like the extra fiber and texture. Saute the onions and Macintosh apples in the same skillet. Add a small amount of liquid to coax the flavor from the bottom of the pan and let apples and onions simmer. When they are almost tender, add two to three tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce and add back into the pan the cutlets and finish cooking for an additional ten minutes. While the cutlets simmer, prepare pasta to directions on the box, I use Dreamfield's Low Carb pasta.

The veggie medley can be whatever you have on hand, I prefer fresh squash, zucchini and carrots, however, use frozen if you have to. Both are delicious.
Once your cutlets are thoroughly cooked, place on a clean platter, and add a couple of tablespoons of margarine to the apple soy reduction. If it needs a little more liquid, apple cider or water can be used but a reduction is about intensifying the flavor not watering it down so use only a little.

The reduction tastes wonderful spooned over the cutlets which can be sat on top of the pasta, and the colorful vegetable medley makes this a nice tasty, healthy meal.

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