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Grilled Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jimi McCabe

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Chops:
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon paprika
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
4 bone-in center-cut pork chops (10 to 12 ounces each)

Sauteed Apples:
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 whole star anise
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons brandy
Salt

Directions:
Directions:
To cook the pork chops: Grind all the spices together with the sugar and rub all over the pork chops. Set aside for 30 minutes to an hour at room temperature.

Preheat the grill on high or heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop and preheat the oven to 375 degrees (Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan if cooking in cast iron).

Cook the pork on one side for 4 to 5 minutes on the grill or in cast iron. Flip over and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes on the grill; if cooking in cast iron, flip the chop and transfer to the oven for 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

To cook the sauteed apples: In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, 1 tablespoon water and a drop of lemon juice. Cook until sugar caramelizes to golden brown. Turn off the heat and add the apple slices and star anise. Return the pan to medium-high heat, stir in the butter and remaining lemon juice. Saute, stirring, for 2 minutes, adding the brandy in the last minute of cooking with a pinch of salt. Simmer briefly to burn off the alcohol and thicken the caramel. Set aside.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Pork chops go with so many accompaniments but I do love the acidity of apples or an applesauce with pork chops fried onions or onion rings and the bite of mustard greens. You can use mizuna, or arugula if you cannot find mustard greens. Also, you can put a schmear of hot mustard mixed with a little honey or molasses on the plate instead for the kick.

My other favorite accompaniment to pork chops is kimchee tossed with some fresh fruit such as peaches or plums.

 

 

 

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