Seared Pork Chops with Kalamata-Shallot Sauce

Seared Pork Chops with Kalamata-Shallot Sauce

When I order off FreshDirect, I usually try to order items that pertain to a particular recipe, so that I’m able to stick to some sort of plan for my meals for the week.  But sometimes, I get a little click-happy and end up buying whatever looks good or I’m craving at the moment. That’s how you end up with a delivery like I did last night, with a family pack of pork chops, a tub of kalamata olives, a new batch of Meyer lemons, horseradish (?!), and a couple liters of Diet Dr Pepper. It happens. [Read more…]

Beer-Braised Pork Chops with a Kick

Beer-Braised Pork Chops with a Kick

On football Sundays, nothing quite goes as well together as meat and beer. I defy you to find a more winning combination. And in honor of the Jets making it to the AFC championship, I decided to go with a green-and-white theme. Some good that did.

Oh, it’s not that they didn’t try. I know they did. It’s just that the Steelers tried … and succeeded. I suppose there is a difference. [Read more…]

Braised Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

One of my favorite gifts this Christmas came from my boyfriend’s brother and sister-in-law: a Calphalon Unison sear pan. I had seen it a few times on Food Network commercials featuring Michael Symon, and have been waiting for a perfect opportunity to use it. One of my purchases from FreshDirect this week was a package of 4 one-inch thick boneless pork chops- so, as they say… it’s go time for the other white meat (people say that, right?).

This is actually a recipe I made up this morning while walking to the PATH train. I knew I wanted to get that nice sear crust on the pork chops, and then braise them in a flavorful liquid to make them tender and delicious. If I had had white wine on hand, I would have used this in place of the chicken broth- however, both work totally fine. [Read more…]