Pork scallopini

Pork scallopini

This pork scallopini is easy to prepare, but will look and taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. All the flavors of a high-end restaurant quality dish, right at home in your own kitchen. This is the perfect dish for those busy weeknights, or the more casual weekends spent entertaining friends and making memories through food.

Pork scallopini

This pork scallopini is easy to prepare, but will look and taste like you spent hours in the kitchen. All the flavors of a high-end restaurant quality dish, right at home in your own kitchen. This is the perfect dish for those busy weeknights, or the more casual weekends spent entertaining friends and making memories through food.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless, thin cut pork chopboneless, thin cut pork chops
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ oz. 45 g butter
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 cup 240 ml chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 20 (12 oz.) 20 (350 g) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
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Instructions

  1. Season the pork chops generously on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork to the pan and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and cover to keep warm.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and to the same pan, add the butter and the capers. Cook until the capers are hot and sizzling.
  4. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice to the pan, and using a rubber spatula, scrape up and mix in any bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Boil until the sauce has reduced by about half.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and add the tomatoes to the pan. Cook until soft and slightly blistered, about 3 minutes.
  7. Plate the pork and pour the sauce over top. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Tip

This dish can also be made with chicken.

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17 comments

  1. Shannon porter
    Hi I wonder if you can help me I am interested please could you get in contact with me as I am interested but I don’t know how much it cost and English money I need to get the first month free before I register I would like to know I am so interested please could you get back to me I would appreciate it I need to ship for staying in a couple of nights and I would love your help please please many thanks Shannon bless
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  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi I wonder if you can help me I am interested please could you get in contact with me as I am interested but I don’t know how much it cost and English money I need to get the first month free before I register I would like to know I am so interested please could you get back to me I would appreciate it I need to ship for staying in a couple of nights and I would love your help please please many thanks Shannon bless

    The membership is $9USD a month and yes, there is a free 30 day trial version. You can learn more and sign up here - https://www.dietdoctor.com/new-member

  3. Livia
    This dish is excellent!
  4. Craig
    I like spice so I added garlic and crushed red pepper, but this is a great recipe. Pork is tender and juicy. I look forward to making this again!
  5. romavaccaro
    Made this with chicken and added some chilli, delicious. Your recipes are great in that they use common ingredients that are generally found in most kitchens not some wierd named products that you only use once.
    Reply: #6
  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Made this with chicken and added some chilli, delicious. Your recipes are great in that they use common ingredients that are generally found in most kitchens not some wierd named products that you only use once.

    Thank you for your feedback!

  7. carolcastanos
    excellent! I enjoyed it a lot!
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    excellent! I enjoyed it a lot!

    I'm glad you liked it, thank you for taking the time to let us know!

  9. Ema
    Loved this. So simple to prepare and delish. Perfect for a weeknight.
  10. Livia
    I really enjoyed this meal. I will definitely do it again. Thank you!
  11. Saundra S Durbin
    I have made this recipe at least 5 times over the last 8 mos. Love it! It is hard to figure what to serve with it. Any ideas?
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  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I have made this recipe at least 5 times over the last 8 mos. Love it! It is hard to figure what to serve with it. Any ideas?

    Here is a link to all of our low carb side dishes for you to review. My personal favorite is the Butter Fried Broccoli. I probably make it twice a week!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/side-dishes

  13. Kaeli
    I decided to make this into a piccata-ish meal by adding garlic with the capers and butter (duh) and whole fat whipping cream. I also cut up a bunch of mushrooms and sauteed them with the meat because lawd I need magnesium. Delicious!
  14. swconfederate-new1
    Recipe says net carbs. What are the actual carbs of this dish? Also how big is a serving? I have made this several times and it is really yummy. It is hard not to lick the plate!
    Reply: #15
  15. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Recipe says net carbs. What are the actual carbs of this dish? Also how big is a serving? I have made this several times and it is really yummy. It is hard not to lick the plate!

    The total carbs are 4 grams per serving. The default number of servings is 4, but you can certainly adjust that as needed!

  16. Melodie
    Lovely to see Kyndra on the recipe team! I have 2 of her books and between Diet Doc and Kyndra I have all I need to follow the low carb life style! This recipe is new to me so will def. give it a whirl😋
  17. Ali
    This meal is AMAZING! I buy the pack of thin pork steaks from Woolworths (Australia) and have it on the table in 30 mins from start to finish. Reducing the sauce is a vital step - OMG it is divine! I serve it with steamed vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini etc. The family love it, it is a really "fancy" dish that would please the fussiest guests. I had never really tried capers before but they work so well with the lemon flavouring. Give this one a go! I think you will love it 😁

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