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Pan-Roasted Pork Chop

Pan-Roasted Pork Chop with Pear–Brown Butter Sauce, Sautéed Kale, and Blue Cheese

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We love the elegant combination of pear and blue cheese on its own, but add a perfectly tender pork chop in a decadent pan sauce and we're sold. You loved Chef Michelle's rich, silky brown butter so much that we've brought it back again and again. Using the pan drippings from the pork chops, plus thinly sliced d'Anjou pear, it's an impressive sauce recipe you'll want to keep on standby. On the side, wilted kale is sprinkled with salty blue cheese to round out this decadent favorite.

  • Stovetop Only
  • Low Carb Diet
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
easy
By Chef Michelle

By Chef Michelle

  • Calories 640
  • Protein 41g
  • Total Carb 39g
  • Total Fat 36g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • d'Anjou pear
    • 1
    • d'Anjou pear
  • dinosaur kale
    • 8 ounces
    • dinosaur kale
  • parsley
    • 1/8 ounce
    • parsley
  • red onion
    • 1
    • red onion
  • boneless pork chops
    • 2
    • boneless pork chops
  • unsalted butter
    • 5 packets
    • unsalted butter
  • light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon
    • light brown sugar
  • white wine
    • 3 tablespoons
    • white wine
  • chicken stock
    • 1 container
    • chicken stock
  • white balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon
    • white balsamic vinegar
  • crumbled blue cheese
    • 1 ounce
    • crumbled blue cheese

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 10" medium pans, 1 with lid

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Rinse all produce. Slice off rounded sides of pear, discarding core, and thinly slice. Stack kale leaves and thinly slice, discarding long stems. Roughly chop parsley leaves, discarding stems. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice.

  2. Cook pork chops

    Cook pork chops

    Pat pork chops dry with paper towel and season all over with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add pork and sear until browned and cooked through, 3-5 minutes per side. Transfer pork to a plate and set aside to rest. Reserve fat in pan, off heat, for Step 5.

  3. Sauté onion

    Sauté onion

    While pork cooks, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate medium pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add onion and sauté, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.

  4. Sauté kale

    Sauté kale

    Add kale to pan with onion, still over medium heat, and sauté, stirring, until wilted, 3-5 minutes more. Remove pan from heat and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Cover pan to keep warm until ready to serve.

  5. Make pear–brown butter sauce

    Make pear–brown butter sauce

    While kale cooks, return pan from pork to medium-high heat with 2 packets butter. When butter is foamy, add brown sugar and pear. Cook, stirring, until beginning to brown in spots, about 2 minutes. Add white wine and cook, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan, until slightly reduced, 2 minutes. Add half of chicken stock. Cook until liquid is reduced by half, 3-4 minutes more.

  6. Plate pan-roasted pork chop

    Plate pan-roasted pork chop

    Once reduced, remove pan with sauce from heat and stir in white balsamic vinegar, parsley, and remaining butter. Return pork chops to pan with sauce and turn to coat, then transfer to serving plates, spooning over pear–brown butter sauce. Divide sautéed kale between plates with pork and garnish with blue cheese. Dig in!

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