Pork Chops with Marsala and Fennel
Thin slices of fennel, a shot of dry marsala, and a touch of tomato paste combine to make a quick, intense pan sauce for sautéed pork chops. If you prefer, substitute red wine for the marsala. Slideshow: Fast Pork Recipes
Variation Instead of chops, sauté one-inch-thick medallions of pork tenderloin, seasoned with salt and pepper, until just done, about two minutes per side.
A well-made Nebbiolo delle Langhe has earthy and herbal flavors to blend nicely with fennel and just the right amount of tannin and dried-cherry fruitiness for the marsala and pork.