Porterhouse Pork Chop with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

By Anthony Salemme, contributing writer, recipes

While it is still winter, this quick hearty meal is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Porterhouse Pork Chop with Pomegranate Vinaigrette with Rutabaga, Apple and Pear, mashed – and Wilted Greens


2  6-ounce bone-in Porterhouse or center cut Pork Chops

1 Tablespoon herbs de Provence

6 garlic cloves peeled and sliced thin

½ cup butter

salt + pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Season both sides of pork chops with a healthy sprinkle of fine sea salt, herbs de Provence and fine black pepper.

Over medium-high heat, heat a cast iron skillet and place pork chops right in with no added butter, allow to sizzle and brown for 2 minutes on each side.

Now add garlic and butter.

Continue to brown for 1 minute on each side for 8 minutes total.

Turning frequently will help them cook evenly all the way through without burning the outside.

While doing this, continually spoon butter and pomegranate vinaigrette over the tops to keep them basted.

Remove pan from heat and add greens then transfer to oven for 3-5 minutes.

Check internal temperature of pork to make sure it has reached 145 degrees.

Allow to rest in the pan for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Top with remaining vinaigrette and greens.

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

1 ½ cups pomegranate juice

1/3 cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons honey

1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

Bring pomegranate juice to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat

Boil for 15 minutes until reduced to a ¼ cup, then whisk in remaining ingredients.

Rutabaga, Apple and Pea, mashed

2 pounds rutabaga (peeled and cut into chunks)

1 ripe Bartlett pear (peeled and cut into chunks)

1 Gala apple (peeled and cut into chunks)

2 tablespoons Cabot butter

½ cup Greek yogurt

2 Tablespoons chives (chopped fine)

salt + pepper

In a sauce pan boil the rutabaga, apple and pear until soft, about 15 minutes.

Drain well and mash with a potato masher or puree for a smoother consistency.

Next add remaining ingredients.


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