Pork Chops with Marsala and Fennel Recipe

Pork Chops with Marsala and Fennel Recipe

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How To Make Pork Chops with Marsala and Fennel

Have a satisfying dinner with these pork chops cooked in red wine and broth with sauteed vegetables to add delicate flavors to the dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 4pork chops
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1onion
  • 1fennel bulb
  • 4garlic cloves
  • ½cupdry marsala
  • 1cupchicken broth,low-sodium, canned or homemade stock
  • 1tbsptomato paste
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,chopped


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat.

  2. Season the pork chops with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Put the chops in the pan.

  3. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, turning once until browned and done to medium. Remove and put in a warm place.

  4. If necessary, add oil to the pan to make about 2 tablespoons of fat. Add the onion, fennel, and ⅛ teaspoon salt.

  5. Cook covered for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft. Uncover and add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute longer, stirring. Add the marsala.

  6. Bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the pan to dislodge any brown bits. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes until reduced to approximately ¼ cup.

  7. Stir in the broth, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of parsley, ½ teaspoon of salt, and any accumulated juices from the meat. Bring to a simmer and cook covered for about 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens and the fennel is tender.

  8. Add the remaining tablespoon parsley, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, and pork chops. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until just heated through.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 Variation: Instead of chops, sauté 1-inch-thick medallions of pork tenderloin, seasoned with salt and pepper, until just done, about 2 minutes per side.


  • Calories: 451.54kcal
  • Fat: 22.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.94g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.46g
  • Fiber: 2.95g
  • Sugar: 5.26g
  • Protein: 44.38g
  • Cholesterol: 139.11mg
  • Sodium: 874.32mg
  • Calcium: 92.69mg
  • Potassium: 1128.71mg
  • Iron: 2.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 48.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.05mg
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