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Midnight Pork


Posted: February 24

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Midnight Pork dresses up for the evening in a cloak that must be tasted to be believed! Seared to juicy glory and jacketed in Italian herbs and spices, the chops themselves are coated in a dazzling sauce of herbs, balsamic vinegar, and honey dijon mustard. This sauce brings out the natural flavors of the pork and tastes like a starry night and a beautiful sunrise all at once! Midnight Pork takes less than half an hour to make so you can indulge in its food finery anytime!


Ingredients

For the chops:
1 pound pork chops
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
Italian seasoning, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
For the honey balsamic sauce:
2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 scallions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons honey dijon mustard
salt, to taste

Directions

Step 1

Generously season the pork chops with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Step 2

On the stovetop, heat a large pan over medium-high heat.

Step 3

Add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter to the hot pan.

Step 4

Once the butter has melted and become bubbly, add the pork chops.

Step 5

Sear the chops for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the chops to a plate.

Step 6

Reduce the heat to medium.

Step 7

Add 1 tablespoon butter to the hot, empty pan.

Step 8

Add the chopped scallions, garlic, rosemary, and thyme, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Step 9

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, balsamic vinegar, and honey, cooking until well-incorporated, about 2 minutes.

Step 10

Add the dijon mustard.

Step 11

Taste the sauce for seasoning, adding salt as needed.

Step 12

Add the pork chops back to the skillet and spoon the sauce over them.

Step 13

Cook until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Step 14

Serve!


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