Monday, February 6, 2012

Pork Chops with Pear, Shallot and Thyme Medley

This is a nice and easy recipe that will take minimal time to make and the taste is just wonderful because pork pairs so nicely with pears. Here is what you will need.

4 Nicely sized pork chops (Usually something that is about 1 inch thick will do nicely with a nice edge of fat)
Salt and Pepper to taste (season the pork chops with these just before they go into the pan)
2 TBSP Butter
2 Large Shallots (sliced thin)
2 Large Bosch Pears (sliced thin)
1 TBSP Dry Thyme
1 Cup water

In a deep pan or dutch oven on medium heat add the butter, shallots and pear slices. Let the butter melt and make sure to coat the shallots and pears with it.

Cook until the shallots start to caramelize. then push the mixture into the center of the pan and add the pork chops.

Sear the pork chops on both sides.

Add the water and sprinkle the thyme just a little over the pork chops and mix the remainder into the shallot and pear mixture. 

Simmer for five minutes then cover and lower the heat to a medium low. 

Cook for about 20 - 30 minutes then turn off the heat and let it rest.

Serve with rice and your favorite vegetable and definitely give it a generous amount of the juices from the pan for a little extra love.

Enjoy :)

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