Fruit Pan Sauce for Pork
People ask me all the time if I actually go home and cook dinner. Well the answer is yes, it's my favorite part of the day to sit down with my family and share a meal. But. . .After cooking at my job all day I like my home meals to deliver lots of flavor, but I don't want to work at it for hours.
I like condiments in my refrigerator that multi-task and preserves work overtime in my kitchen.
Brown pork chops or skin on chicken breasts or legs in an oven proof skillet over medium heat with salt and pepper. Take your time and brown the meat well. Remove meat from the skillet and increase the heat to medium high. Pour wine, chicken stock or water into skillet and deglaze the pan scraping up and brown bits on the bottom of the skillet.
Remove pan from the stovetop, add 2-3 tablespoons of preserves to the skillet. Place meat back into the skillet and spoon the mixture over the top of the meat. Place the skillet into a 375 degree oven and finish cooking meat, which will take 20-30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.
I use cherry or navel orange marmalade with the pork and apricot or navel orange marmalade with chicken.