Meal Kit

Balsamic-Fig Pork Chops

with Parmesan asparagus

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

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Carb Conscious
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The sharp acid of the balsamic and deep sweetness of fig (it’s a learned, multiple post-grad degree sweetness, not a sweetness that watches reality television) are a culinary melding of masters here, adorning their best vehicle, succulent pork. You'll luxuriate in the amazing flavors, that you'll put together yourself, and find your plate clean before you head off to watch The Bach--- we mean PBS!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Asparagus
  • Info
    ⅓ oz. Butter
  • 2 tsp. Savory Seasoning
  • 12 oz. Boneless Pork Chops
  • Info
    1 oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • Info
    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp. Fig Preserves
  • ½ oz. Balsamic Vinegar

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    511
  • Carbohydrates
    17g
  • Fat
    28g
  • Protein
    45g
  • Sodium
    1213mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ribeye, follow same instructions as pork in Steps 1 and 3, cooking until steak reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side. Halve to serve.

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as pork in Steps 1 and 3, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim woody ends off asparagus. Add balsamic vinegar, sugar, demi-glace, fig preserves, and ¼ cup water to a mixing bowl. Stir until combined and sugar completely dissolves. Set aside. Pat pork chops dry, and season both sides with half the seasoning blend and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Roast the Asparagus

    Toss asparagus with 2 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt and remaining seasoning blend on prepared baking sheet. Roll asparagus until coated. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until tender, 10-12 minutes. While asparagus roasts, cook pork chops.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pork Chops

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add pork chops to hot pan and cook until golden brown and chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 5-7 minutes per side. Remove pork chops to a plate. Keep pan over medium heat. While pork rests, make sauce.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Add balsamic-fig mixture to hot pan and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir constantly until thickened slightly, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in butter and a pinch of salt and pepper until combined.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, spooning sauce over pork and garnishing asparagus with Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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