Stuffed Pork with crisp potatoes, Brussels sprouts and a baby green salad

 

Stuffed Pork with crisp potatoes, Brussels sprouts and a baby green salad
A recipe inspired by the winning recipe from the Master Chef Canada Mystery Box Challenge. An aromatic fig, walnut and apple stuffing with a seared savory Za’atar pork chop finished with a white wine pan sauce drizzled over the crisp Parmesan Potatoes
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2 servings
Cook time: 
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Ingredients
  • Baby Kale
  • 6 oz Brussels Sprouts quartered
  • 5 oz Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 oz Black Mission Figs finely chopped
  • ½ oz Walnuts
  • 1 large Shallot small diced
  • 4 gm Fresh Rosemary
  • ½ oz Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 oz White Wine
  • ½ oz Butter
  • 3 gm Za’atar
  • 1 gm Dried Thyme
  • 1 oz Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. oil divided
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F
  2. Prepare the Black Mission figs, rosemary, shallot, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, apple
  3. Prepare 2 parchment-lined baking sheets
  4. In a bowl add the fingerling potatoes, rosemary and 1 tbsp of oil season with salt and pepper toss to coat
  5. Arrange the potatoes, cut sides down on the pan. Roast 25 minutes
  6. In the same bowl add the Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes and 2 tsp of oil season with salt and pepper and toss to coat Arrange the vegetables on the second pan Roast for 18 min until Brussels sprouts are crisp. (Place in the oven 7 minutes after the potatoes were placed in the oven. That way they will come out at the same time.
  7. While the veggies & potatoes roast— Add ½ of the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat until melted. Add the apple, black mission figs, walnuts, dried thyme and ½ of the diced shallot. Cook for 3-5 min, stirring occasionally until the nuts are toasted. Season with salt and pepper. Add ¾ of the apple cider vinegar and cook for 30 sec. stirring to deglaze the pan, remove the stuffing from the pan and set aside
  8. Wipe the pan clean
  9. Dry the pork chops with a paper towel and season all sides with the Za’atar seasoning and salt and pepper. Arrange the pork on a work surface like a book and fill with the apple walnut stuffing. (there will stuffing left) Fold the chop to close use and use toothpicks to hold together. In the frying pan used earlier add 2 tsp oil and when shimmering add the pork chop and cook for 4 minutes per side ( or until the pork reaches 160F). Set the pork aside to rest. Be very careful not to overcook the pork as it will become dry and tough.
  10. In the same pan heat 2 tsp of oil over medium until hot. Add the remaining shallot and cook for 1 min, until softened. Add the white wine and cook for 1-2 min until reduced by half stirring and scraping the bottom to release any brown bits. Off heat, add the remaining butter and stir to melt. Season with salt and pepper
  11. Return the roasted potatoes to a bowl and add the parmesan cheese with 1 tsp of oil. Toss to coat.
  12. In another bowl add the remaining apple-cider vinegar and 2 tsp oil whisk together. Add the baby kale toss to coat.
  13. Serve the stuffed pork over the roasted vegetables and potatoes. Drizzle the white wine sauce over the top. Serve with he baby green salad.
Notes
Deglazing the pan with the white wine helps to release the flavor-packed fond at the bottom of the pan, boosting the impact of the sauce.

Apple & Sausage-Stuffed Pork Chops with Green Beans, Onion & Sweet Red Peppers

Apple & Sausage-Stuffed Pork Chops with Green Beans, Onion & Sweet Red Peppers
If you are looking for a new recipe to jazz up your dinner routine, then this sausage and apple stuffed pork chops will do just that. An additional bonus is that the vegetables are roasted in the same pan. Delicious.
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Serves: serves 4
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Ingredients
  • 4 ½ -in. Thick loin pork chops (each about .)
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 lb. Fresh pork sausage, ground and removed from casing
  • 1 apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 lb. Green beans, trimmed
  • 1 red pepper, core removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Hickory smoked salt
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
Directions
  1. Place the pork chops in a large sealable bag, then pour in the apple juice and vinegar. Place in refrigerator and marinate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove the pork chops from the marinade, and discard the marinade. Cut a -long slit about deep in the side of each chop opposite the bone, making a pocket. In a separate bowl, mix sausage, apples and 1 tablespoon of the barbecue sauce.
  3. Stuff the sausage mixture deep into the pocket of each chop. For each pork chop, use 3 toothpicks to close off the pocket and hold the sausage and apple in place. Season both sides of each chop with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the green beans, sweet red pepper and onions in a casserole or baking dish. Place pork chops on top. Brush ½ of the barbecue sauce on the top of the pork chops. Place the pan in the oven, and cook for 30 minutes. Flip, glaze with the barbecue sauce, and cook an additional 20 minutes (or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop reads 145 degrees).
  5. Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and let rest, loosely covered, for 10 minutes. Serve with green beans, peppers and onions.

 

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