A Gluten Free Valentines Day Dinner

Valentines Day is this weekend and going out to dinner can be a real hassle when you have celiac disease.  That’s why this week I have a very nice gluten free dinner for you that is delicious, elegant, thrifty, and won’t keep you in the kitchen all evening instead of with your valentine. 

Let me know how you like it, and I hope you enjoy it.

                               Lemon Crusted Pork with Chive Potatoes

For the pork chops:

  • 1 Tablespoon white wine
  • 1 Tablespoon French’s Worcestershire Sauce (it’s gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Heinz Dijon Mustard (also gluten free)
  • 4 boneless pork chops 3/4 to 1 inch thick*
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs Dash Lemon-Pepper Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter or gluten free margarine
  • Fresh Chives

Stir together the wine, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and dijon mustard.  Set aside.            Trim any fat from the pork chops.  Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning on both sides of all 4 pork chops.  Melt butter or margarine in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat.  Cook pork chops in hot margarine for 3 to 5 minutes per side, turning once,  until slightly pink in the center and juices run clear.

Remove pork from skillet but keep it warm.  Remove skillet from heat.

Add wine sauce to skillet and stir until well blended.  Pour over meat and sprinkle with snipped chives.

*Money saving tip:  You can use a nice pork loin roast and slice it into chops.  That is what I do for this recipe.

For the Chive Potatoes:

  • 8 to 10 new potatoes or about 2 pounds of all purpose cut into small chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine, melted
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Chives, snipped

Place potatoes and water in a microwave  safe bowl, covered.  Cook on 100% power (high) about 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.  Drain, drizzle melted butter over potatoes and gently stir in the snipped chives.

Serve with a nice tossed salad and a green vegetable.

Mary Blackburn has been gluten free since 1988 and is the owner of http://www.easyglutenfreeliving.com.  She invites you to visit her site for more gluten free living tips and recipes.  While you’re there, take a moment to sign up for The Gluten Free Gazette, her bi-weekly newsletter filled with articles and answers to your questions about gluten, gluten free living and celiac disease.

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Comments

  1. says

    Morgan,

    Since lemon is a tasty complement to chicken, I don’t see why chicken wouldn’t work just as well. If you try chicken, let me know how it turns out.

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