Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dairy and Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Onion Glazed Pork Chops with Sauteed Pasta

Today my Husband and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary!!  I can not believe that we have been married for 8 years already.  Where has the time gone??

The husband brought home some gorgeous flowers for me and I cooked us a special dinner.  I cooked dairy and gluten free sweet and spicy onion glazed pork chops and a dairy and gluten free sauteed pasta dish with onions, garlic and serrano peppers.  Both were new recipes and we loved them both!  I hope that you enjoy them as well.

Sweet & Spicy Onion Glazed Pork Chops

3 lbs thick cut boneless pork loin chops
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbs sesame oil
2 tbs gluten free soy sauce
2 tbs chili garlic sauce
1/2 tbs sriracha sauce (omit for less heat)
5 tbs sugar
2 tbs rice wine vinegar
1 to 2 tsp minced ginger

Place all ingredients except the pork chops in a food processor.
Process until a smooth paste.
Coat the pork chops in the paste.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.  
Grill the pork chops until done through or bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 400 F then finish under the broiler to get a nice crust.

Pasta Sauteed with Onions, Garlic, Serrano Pepper & Butter

1 lb Tinkyada Fettuccine Pasta (or other gluten free pasta of your choice)
3 tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 to 1 serrano pepper, chopped finely
salt and pepper to taste
1 stick dairy free "butter" (I used Blue Bonnet Light)

Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile saute the onion in the olive oil until tender.
Add the chopped serrano pepper and garlic and continue to saute until softened.
Add the "butter" and allow to melt.
Add the cooked pasta and toss well.
Serve immediately.