Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Roast Pork and Peaches

I absolutely cannot figure out how one makes a pork chop that isn't dry and about as easy to cut with a regular dinner knife as leather. The dish, overall, tasted quite good, and it smelled absolutely divine, but the pork frustration was probably not worth making it again. Unless I can find some sort of pork chop secret...

Roast Pork and Peaches
Courtesy of Real Simple


1 10-ounce package couscous
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 bone-in pork chops (3/4 inch thick; about 2 pounds total)
Kosher salt and black pepper
2 peaches, cut into wedges
1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Heat oven to 400°F. Cook the couscous according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

Season the pork with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Add the peaches, onion, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper to the skillet and cook, tossing, for 1 minute.

Return the pork (and any accumulated juices) to the skillet. Transfer to oven and roast until the pork is cooked through and the peaches are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Sprinkle the pork and peaches with the basil and serve with the couscous.

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