Natty's Puff Pastry Pork Chops
- 2 T olive oil
- 1/4 large onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 C low sodium soy sauce
- 3/4 C red wine
- 3 pork chops (you can adjust this for more, but you may need more puff pastry)
- 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
- 1 egg
- 1 T cornstarch
- goat cheese (optional)
- Heat olive oil in large, shallow pan over medium heat.
- Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent.
- Add soy sauce and red wine.
- Place pork chops in pan and cover.
- Saute for 5 minutes, flip and saute for 5 more minutes.
- Remove pork chops from pan and let cool.
- Roll out puff pastry to thin it out a little.
- Cut into three even sections.
- Place pork chops in the middle of each section* and wrap, pinching the edges together to seal.
- Place pork chops seam side down on greased baking sheet.
- Whisk egg with 1 teaspoon of water and brush the top of each puff pastry wrapped pork chop.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
- While that is baking, turn the heat back on. In a separate small container mix cornstarch into about 1/4 C water.
- Pour into sauce pan.
- Stir to thicken. You can eyeball this, if it starts to get too thick, add more red wine.
- Pour a small amount of sauce over puff pastry and serve!
Also, feel free to marinade the pork chop in soy sauce, red wine, store bought marinade, etc. beforehand if you want- it will only add to the flavor!
As always with the recipes I create (all two times!), there's a certain amount of eyeballing it required. This is written as I remember it... and when I cook, I typically don't measure anything... so if something doesn't look right, you may need to edit the recipe as you go. I may go back and cook this again following this recipe exactly and edit it as needed.
*Edited to add... I just realized that when I wrote this I forgot about the mushrooms. It has been awhile since I first made this, so I'm pretty sure I added about 3/4 C of sliced mushrooms after step 2 when I made this for the Masterchef audition. But it would definitely be tasty without them as well.