03 October 2011

Day 3-31 Days of Samhuinn Cooking-Mama Moon's Pork Chops Stuffed with Apple, Pepper & Gorgonzola

Back in the day I was known as "Mama Moon" on the internet....I was a stay at home mum raising chickens, a small Pixie, gardens full of goodies and living in tune with nature and the seasons. Gods I miss that part of my life! This recipe is one of the dishes I came up with during an obsessive love with blue cheese (that a stomach virus killed a few years back. ;0) )

Mama Moon's Pork Chops Stuffed with Apple, Pepper & Gorgonzola

2 Tb Olive oil
6 large boneless porkchops, at least one inch thick
3-4 Tb butter
2 apples, peeled, cored & chopped
1 large sweet red bell pepper, roasted, cored and seeded & chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced*
2c. gorgonzola, crumbled

To butterfly chops: Slice horizontally through the center about 3/4 of the the chop with a sharp knife leaving the end attached creating a butterfly shape when opened.
At medium high heat add olive oil and chops, then reduce to medium cooking for 5-7 min each side or until done. Set aside.
Still at medium heat, saute the chopped apples, peppers & minced garlic in the butter until tender. Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir slowly until cheese has melted and coated the apples to form a thick, creamy sauce.
Stuff each chop with 1/4 of apple cheese mixture and serve hot.

Serves 6

an option to garlic is to use garlic-infused oil in place of the olive oil.

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