Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mustard Pork Chops with Creamy Risoni


Here's a quick and simple dinner we had a few nights ago. Risoni pasta is called orzo in some places - it's tiny and shaped like grains of rice, but is regular pasta. I love it - especially in a creamy sauce. Sweden has tons of different flavored crème fraîches, so I used one with french herbs, but if you don't have that - use plain crème fraîche and add a garlic clove to the mushrooms, and perhaps some fresh herbs instead. Either way, I'm sure it'll be utterly delicious.

Mustard Pork Chops with Creamy Risoni
Serves 2

2 good-sized pork chops

1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp grainy mustard
2 tbsp worcestershiresauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp runny honey

150 g risoni pasta (called orzo in some places)
200 g mushrooms, cut into smaller pieces
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
100 ml crème fraîche with french herbs

Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and leave the meat to steep for at least a few hours. Remove, pat dry and fry.

Boil the pasta according to packet instructions. Fry mushrooms and onions in some butter (or oil) and add in the risoni. Finally, stir in the crème fraîche.

Recept på svenska:
Honungskotletter med svamprisoni


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Perfection Anne. I didn't know that risoni was orzo...see I learn something new everyday!!!

Lexi said...

I just love mustard with pork - my mouth is watering!

Anonymous said...

Anna, this dish really looks absolutley delicious!

Anonymous said...

The pork chops sound delicious, and I love how the recipe uses everyday items. I will be trying this.

Honeybee said...

Mmhh, that sounds good!

Try making risoni like a risotto - the starch released from the pasta with the added stock will make a creamy sauce all on its own. Lovely!

Anne said...

Oh, great idea Honeybee, the absorption method should be great for small pasta like this.. I'll have to try that!

Unknown said...

Oh yum, just what I was looking for. Great idea for risoni with the pork. Looks so pretty too!
Happy Twirls

Unknown said...

Anne, where do I get this Orzo in Stockholm.

Anne said...

Chere - any grocery store, look for "risoni". I usually find the Barilla brand, small blue boxes...