Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pork Braised in Cream

I have discovered that pork braised in milk / cream is incredibly tasty. May not be the best looking meal - but OMG so yummy.

I had grown up eating pork which is tenderized using vinegar and is also tasty but there is a acidity to it that sometimes I'm not in the mood for.   But with milk, the meat is tender and no acidity. A win/win.

So, here is one of the recipes I have for pork braised in milk/cream.  Since it's the one in the picture... it seemed like a good choice. no? :P

Pork Chops Braised in Tomato Cream with Mushrooms

  • 2 pork chops 
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped (canned are fine, Roma or caprese) 
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine 
  • 1/4 cup porcini (which I didn't have so I used fresh Shiitake) 
  • 1/2 cup button mushrooms (or baby portabella)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt
  • pepper
In a nice sized pan, melt the butter and brown the pork chops.   Once the chops have a nice brown to them,  add the white wine to deglaze the pan.  Let the wine simmer for a minute or so, add the tomatoes, cream, porcini mushrooms, salt and pepper.    Simmer, covered (with a slight gap to let the steam out) for 45 minutes.  Turn the chops a few times during the 45 minutes. 

About 10 minutes before your timer goes off for the chops, saute the button mushrooms in a pan with some butter.  Check the chops, they should be tender.  If so, add the sauteed mushrooms to the pan and simmer uncovered for 5-7 minutes so that the flavors meld.  If the meat isn't tender, continue to braise until ready.  Check on salt and pepper.  Serve.


  1. i'll submit that the tasty meal looked very nice in person, it's the photo not doing it justice.

  2. Sounds great! Marcella Hazan has a recipe for pork cooked in milk in Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.

  3. she has multiple - and the one above is based off her pork chop in cream recipe. I don't know the exact title off hand. I LOVE the milk braised pork. Zim had gotten me the cookbook for Christmas and I am completely in love with it.