Herb Crusted Pork Loin Chops and Caramelized Apple

Annacia *

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Pork chops need a quick hand so think like a chef and don’t be afraid to sear using a good heat and added oil (pork loin has little fat). You want the crust without cooking them through – that’s the oven’s job. Cooking the apples in the same pan captures all the flavors.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4
pork loin chops
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 clove
garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp
finely minced fresh thyme
1 Tbsp
finely minced fresh rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tbsp
olive oil
1
firm tart apple, cored and cut into 12 wedges
1 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
sugar (for caramelizing)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350ºF
2
Combine garlic, mustard, thyme and rosemary in a small bowl. Spread both sides of pork chops with the mustard mixture and season with salt and pepper. (items 2,3,4,5,6)
3
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large oven proof sauté pan over medium high heat. Add chops to the pan and sear each side until crisped and browned, about 1-2 minutes per side.
4
Place pan in the oven and cook for another 5-6 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads between 140º and 145ºF. Remove from oven and transfer to a warmed plate and let rest, covered
5
Meanwhile, toss apple slices with the sugar. Heat the 2 remaining tablespoons of olive oil and the tablespoon butter in the pan over medium high heat. Add the apples and cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Flip over, carefully, and brown the other sides. Spoon apples over chops and serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Quick & Easy