Meal Kit

Blue Cheese and Smoked Almond Pork Chop

with honey-roasted carrots and chives

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Soy, Tree Nuts (Almonds)

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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Simple flavors that all work in tasty harmony? Yes, please! A tender 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)

  • 6 Chives
  • 16 oz. Carrot
  • Info
    ½ oz. Smoked Almonds
  • 12 oz. Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 fl. oz. Honey
  • Info
    ¾ oz. Blue Cheese Crumbles

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)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Pan

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
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel, trim, and cut carrot into french-fry-sized sticks. Coarsely chop almonds. Mince chives. Pat pork chops dry, and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Roast the Carrot Sticks

    Place carrot sticks on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and ½ tsp. salt. Massage oil and seasoning into 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 sticks roast, make topping.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Topping

    Combine blue cheese, almonds, half the chives (reserve remaining for garnish), and ¼ tsp. salt in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

  4. 4

    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. Cook on one side until well-browned, 3-5 minutes.

    after party notes: test timing or check against style guide

  5. 5

    Roast Pork Chops and Finish Dish

    Flip pork chops, and spoon blue cheese-almond topping onto seared side. Place pan in hot oven and roast until cheese melts and pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 8-10 minutes. Carefully, 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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