Pork Chop with Apple-Cran Gastrique

Recipe courtesy Butcher Bar
Show: Unique Eats Episode: Romantic Spots
TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: 10 min
Cook: 25 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 4 thick-cut pork chops (preferably natural pasture raised), at room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Apple-Cran Gastrique, for serving, recipe follows
  • Apple-Cran Gastrique
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Sprinkle the pork chops liberally with salt and pepper. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until very hot. Place the chops into the skillet and sear on one side, and then flip and transfer the skillet into the oven. Roast until the internal temperatures reaches 145 degrees F, about 8 minutes. Loosely cover the chops with tin foil and let rest.

To serve, lightly sprinkle with more salt and pepper and a generous drizzle of the Apple-Cran Gastrique.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Combine the sugar, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, salt, white pepper, apples, cranberries and 1 cup water in a large saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until combined and slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Strain the mixture through a mesh strainer into a bowl. Let the gastrique cool to room temperature before serving.

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