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The fennel in this recipe adds a wonderful flavor and aroma.

            4 large, thick, lean pork chops or 8 boneless pork cutlets
            3 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
            Salt to taste (optional)
            Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup white wine
1 medium fennel bulb, quartered, and cut into ¼ inch slices
            4 garlic cloves, minced
            2 fresh ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
            1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
½ cup chicken stock

Serves 4

In a skillet large enough to hold all the ingredients, heat 2 tablespoons of Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil over moderately high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, add to the skillet, and brown on both sides. Transfer the pork to a plate; add wine to the skillet and reduce by half, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Transfer the liquid to a small bowl and reserve.

Wash and dry the skillet. Add the remaining tablespoon of Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the skillet and sauté the fennel and garlic for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tarragon, chicken stock, reserved wine reduction, and salt and pepper to taste. Return the pork chops to the pan, piling the fennel on top; cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until the pork is tender.

Per Serving:
Calories 489 Protein 52.7 grams Carbohydrate 7 grams
Fiber 2.2 grams Fat 24.8 grams Net Carbs 4.8 grams

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