Monday, January 31, 2011

Pork Scallopini with Lemon Butter, Caper and Mushroom Sauce

This is one of those dishes that is so easy to make if you are a working Mom or Dad and want something delicious for dinner without spending alot of time. You can make this dish in a total of 30-45 including prep if you are well organized and have all the ingredients laid out in proper sequence. 

I love this dish for it's simplicity, and lemons.....I love all things lemon!

Pork Scallopini

  • 6 thin pork chops, pounded even thinner
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of flour 
  • 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 5 Tbs butter
  • 2  large lemons
  • 1clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2tsp of corn starch and  1/4 cup of water to thicken
  • 1-2 oz of cognac for deglazing
  • 2 Tbs capers
  • 4-6 oz of sliced mushrooms
Eat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Mix together bread crumbs, flour, salt, pepper. Dredge pork chops in mixture and shake off an excess.Cook for 1-2 minutes per side....the heat has to be high enough that they get some light browning during this time, your pork chops should be pounded thin enough that this will cook them 90%. Remove pork chops from pan and put on a wire rack and repeat process till all of your pork chops are cooked.

Add cognac to pan, flame and de-glaze pan, add two Tbs of butter, mushrooms, garlic and reduce heat to medium low. Add Chicken broth, and corn starch once Mushroom have cooked ( DO NOT OVER COOK) Squeeze the juice of the lemons and add to pan. whisk lightly till thickened and whisk in butter.Add in caper.

Add pork back in pan to heat (2 minutes) and remove, serve with sauce over pork. I served mine with Gnocchi and used the sauce over the gnocchi also.



  1. GREAT PICS !!!!! I am famished now!!!!Ohhh the Lemon!!!! oh my gossssssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!! and Gnocchi too???? ok.. I am over the moon on this one. I just love it! Thanks so much for the peek in the kitchen!

  2. Wow this looks delicious! I love anything with lemon too and with the addition of the capers and mushrooms, you def can't go wrong. Great photos as well!

  3. Hi...I see you are in FLA too! Nice to "meet" you.
    Your recipe has me drooling. Love it!

  4. This is absolute heaven! simple, flavorful! How can you go wrong with these ingredients: Lemon, butter, mushrooms, pork, cognac? 'Nuff said!

  5. When do you add the garlic and capers?

  6. I edited the post and added when to put in the garlic and capers. Thank you for bringing that to my attention! :)