DCL Recipes: Skillet Pork Chops and "Orangearitas"

22 Jun 2017
DCL Recipes: Skillet Pork Chops and "Orangearitas" Amy Poore

Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to enjoy ourselves. For some, it means more time to enjoy evening cooking. For others? It’s time to grab a cool cocktail and kick back in the backyard and just let the stress of the day melt away. This month, I’m offering up two recipes that fit the bill. These skillet pork chops are quick and easy, and they’re always a hit with the family. And the “Orangearita” is a lovely, unique take on the classic margarita, with a great refreshing citrus twist.  

Bon appétit! 

Skillet Pork Chops 

4 boneless pork chops 

5 tablespoons oil, divided 

Small carton of sliced white button mushrooms 

2 large shallots, thinly sliced 

1 bunch parsley, chopped 

1/2 cup vegetable broth 

4 tablespoons sour cream 


4 cups of cooked rice 

Skillet Pork Chops

Pat pork chops dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper. 

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in large pan over medium/high heat. 

Cook pork chops 4-6 mins per side, or until done.

Remove pork chops to a plate and set aside. 

In the same pan, add 2 more tablespoons of oil. 

Add shallots and mushrooms for 4-5 minutes, or until softened.  

Pour in stock, stir, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in sour cream and parsley. 

Place pork chops back in pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through.  

Serve pork chops over rice with pan sauce poured on top.


3/4 oz. white tequila 

3/4 oz. triple sec 

1/4 oz. Grand Marnier 

1/2 - 3/4 cups orange fresh orange juice (less for stronger drink) 

White sugar 


Place all ingredients in a drink shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and pour in a sugar rimmed glass. 

Relax, and enjoy! 

Amy Poore is a Tuscaloosa mom, a wife, and a foodie. To see more of Amy's delicious recipes, visit her blog, Poore Amy, at pooreamy.com.  

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Amy Poore

I am a newly married 34 year old southern girl. Pooreamy is a play on my name and really an oxymoron because my life is full, rich and happy. I’m an open book who loves to talk, share and hopefully help others with some of the things (actual items and wisdom) I have discovered and continue to discover over the years. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is the home of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and my Alma Mater.

I grew up on a farm in Cullman eating the best fresh country food you have ever tasted! I was an only child and because my mother and grandmother were both excellent cooks I never once worried about why it tasted so good or how to recreate it (I was kind of spoiled like that – never had to help in the kitchen). Now with my love of cooking, looking back I really regret not getting in there and learning a few tricks from my Mammaw. Luckily, I have my mom to pass on recipes and helpful tips but there are several things she never felt the need to learn either. I also believe that my raising had to do with the reason I love food – all kinds of food – as a child I had to have 3 bites of everything on my plate (Brussels sprouts, liver etc.) and I had to adamantly say I didn’t like it on three occasions to not have to ever eat it again. Needless to say, in the end, there were very few things that I didn’t like. Liver was one of them – I still don’t like it.

So……now I LOVE to cook and eat and I also like to share things. Blogging seemed to be a great way to do both. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy doing it. Please feel free to make comments, suggestions and ask questions. I’ll do my best to answer them all. Y’all come back, ya hear!

Website: www.pooreamy.com/

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