Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil. Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and Essence. Add pork chops to skillet and cook for 3 minutes per side. Place skillet in oven for 10 minutes or until pork chops are cooked to 150 degrees F. Serve with sauteed cabbage.
Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Yield: 2/3 cup
Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch, published by William Morrow, 1993.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups diced bacon
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1 head green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup sherry
Heat oil in large skillet. Add bacon and cook until fat is rendered. Add shallots and cabbage and cook until wilted. Add the sherry and heat through.