Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Cook Within: 6 days
Contains: Tree Nuts (Almonds), Milk, Soy
Simple flavors that all work in tasty harmony? Yes, please! A tender bone-in pork chop gets a major flavor-boost with a crust of blue cheese crumbles, smoked almonds, and fresh chives. Along with honey-roasted carrots, this dish strikes a perfect balance for an easy weeknight meal that's a major flavor overachiever. Tip: To peel the carrot with less effort, lay it down on your cutting board peel one half, rolling it as you peel. (Be sure to peel in a motion away from you!)
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 16 oz. Carrot
- 16 oz. Bone-in Pork Chops
- ½ fl. oz. Honey
- 6 Chives
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Nutrition (per serving) jOQKx6PA
You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Medium Oven-Safe Pan
Before You Cook
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 chicken breasts, follow same instructions as bone-in pork chops in Steps 1, 4, and 5, except roast chicken without topping until browned, 5-6 minutes. Then spoon on topping and roast until minimum internal temperature is reached, 5-6 minutes.
If using filets mignon, pat dry and season with both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Follow same instructions as bone-in pork chops in Step 4 and 5, roasting in hot oven until minimum internal temperature is reached, 5-8 minutes.
If using boneless pork chops, pat dry and season with both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Follow same instructions as bone-in pork chops in Steps 4 and 5.
Prepare the Ingredients
Peel carrot, trim, and cut into french-fry-sized sticks.Coarsely chop smoked almonds.Mince chives.Pat pork chops dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Roast the Carrot Sticks
Place carrot sticks on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and 1/2 tsp. salt. Massage oil onto carrots, then drizzle with honey.Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until very tender and lightly charred, 25-30 minutes.While carrot roasts, make topping.
Prepare the Topping
Combine blue cheese, almonds, half the chives (reserve remaining for garnish), and 1/4 tsp. salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Sear the Pork Chops
Place a medium oven-safe pan over medium-high heat.Add 1 tsp. olive oil and pork chops to hot pan and cook on one side until well-browned, 3-5 minutes.
Roast Pork Chops and Finish Dish
Flip pork chops, and spoon blue cheese-almond topping onto seared side. Place pan in oven and roast until cheese melts and pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes.Transfer chops to a plate and rest at least 5 minutes.Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining chives. Bon appétit!
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