Last nights meal is brought to you by Home Chef. This was by far one of the easiest Home Chef meals I have had to make, which was a nice change of pace for a meal.
NOTE: This meal only takes 40 – 50 min if you are serving 2 people. This meal is being prepared for 6, so make sure to change the ingredients based off the number of people being served. I also had to substitute this recipe a little based off of my Gas Stove.
TIME TIP: While this is going on, here are some things you can have the family complete while you are cooking everything. Here is what I had my kids do.
- Clean their rooms.
- Start working on homework and complete their 30 minutes of reading each day.
- Place all school items that need to be reviewed on kitchen table.
42 oz. Carrots
2.25 oz. Smoked Almonds
6 Bone-in Pork Chops
1.5 oz. Honey
3 oz. Blue Cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare the Ingredients. Peel carrots, trim, and cut into french-fry sized sticks. Coarsely chop smoked almonds. Mince chives. Rinse pork chops, pat dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Roast the Carrots. Place carrots on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp. olive oil, honey, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Spread into a single layer and roast until very tender and lightly charred, 20 – 25 minutes. While carrots roast, make topping.
Prepare the Topping. Combine blue cheese, almonds, and half the chives (reserve remaining for garnish) in a small bowl.
Sear the Pork Chops. Heat a medium oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and pork chops to hot pan and cook 3 – 6 minutes on one side, or until well-browned.
Top the Chops. Flip chops and spoon blue cheese-almond topping over seared side. Place pan in oven and roast until cheese melts and chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 3 – 5 minutes (I left my chops on the stove top and place a lid over the top of the pain). Transfer chops to cutting board (or a plate) and rest at least 5 minutes.
Plate the Dish. Place a pork chop on a plate and serve carrots alongside. Garnish carrots with remaining chives.
As I said earlier, this was a easy meal to make for something different for the family. I’m not a fan of blue cheese, the pork chop helped cut out the flavor. The almonds were different and made the family think they had a bone in their mouth, so you may have to override your brain with the almonds. Other than that, the pork chops were great. Enjoy!