~ RECIPE ~
Pork Chops with Ginger Pear Sauce
4 pork chops
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup minced onions
2 Tbsp minced ginger
1 large pear, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
3 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 to 1/2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
1. Salt the pork chops well and let sit at room temp while you chop veggies and the pear. Score the chops (make a few cuts in the outer fat layer of the pork chops, all the way through to the meat, to prevent them from curling up when you cook them). Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering.
2. Working in batches as to not crowd the pan, when the oil is hot, pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and lay them in the pan. Sear the chops until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Turn the pork chops over and sear on the other side a minute or two.
3. Lower the heat and cook until done, 5-15 minutes depending on thickness of the chops (recommended minimum temp for cooked pork is 145 degrees F)
4. Remove all but 1 Tbsp of oil from the pan. Add the butter, onions and ginger and toss to combine. Cook this for 1 minute, then add the chopped pear and toss to combine. Cook another minute.
5. Add stock, vinegar and honey and bring to a rolling boil. Boil vigorously until the liquid is reduced by 2/3, about 4-6 mins.
6. Turn off the heat and add the rosemary and some black pepper. Add salt to taste. Serve the pork chops with the sauce on the side. Enjoy!