Pan Seared Pork Chop

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Pan Seared Pork Chop with sautéed mushrooms and a red wine reduction

Pork Chop Ingredients

·      16 ounces Bone in Pork Chop

·      1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

·      3 tablespoons olive oil

·      2 sprigs of rosemary

Method

-      Season the pork chops with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and rosemary sprigs

-      Sear the pork chop in a hot skillet with 3 tbs of olive oil until brown all over

-      Place the chops in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes for a medium temperature or until you reach the desired temperature 

Vegetables Ingredients

·      1 tablespoon olive oil butter blend

·      2 tablespoons bacon pieces, small cubed and caramelized

·      1 cup Alba mushrooms, *any mushrooms will do

·      1 shallot, peeled and sliced

·      1 tablespoon roasted garlic, can be store bought

·      1 cup Brussels sprouts, cleaned and quartered

·      1 pinch Cajun seasoning

·      Salt and pepper to taste

Method

-      In a medium skillet place 1 tbs of olive oil butter blend and melt down

-      Add the caramelized bacon, shallots, roasted garlic, mushrooms and Brussels sprouts

-      Sauté vegetables under low heat for about 10 minutes until caramelized

-      Season with salt and pepper and serve with pork chops

Red Wine Sauce Ingredients

·      1 tablespoon olive oil butter blend

·      1 tablespoon shallot, chopped

·      1 garlic clove, minced

·      ½ cup red wine

·      1/3 cup orange juice

·      Salt and pepper to taste

Method

-      Place a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil butter blend

-      Add the shallots and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes

-      Turn the flame off and add the red wine

-      Turn the flame back on and add the orange juice, then reduce the sauce until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 5 to 7 minutes

Crème Garnish Ingredients

·      1 cup marscapone

·      1 tablespoon orange marmalade

·      1 teaspoon Grand Marnier

Method

-      Mix the marscapone, marmalade and the Grand Marnier together, and top the pork chop with a spoon of this crème   

 

Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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