Meal Kit

Chimichurri Pork Chops

With Gaucho-Style Vegetable Sauté

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk

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Carb Conscious
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Chimichurri is a tremendously refreshing Argentinian sauce made from fresh herbs that pairs perfectly with sautéed and grilled meats. It’s comprised of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, cilantro, and red wine vinegar whirred in the blender until smooth. In this dish, it’s drizzled over juicy pork chops and paired with a garden fresh vegetable sauté topped with nutty Parmesan for a delicious low-carb meal.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops
  • 8 oz. Asparagus
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 5 oz. Cilantro Sprigs
  • 4 Parsley Sprigs
  • 4 oz. Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 fl. oz. Red Wine Vinegar
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    1 oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Blender/Food Processor/Immersion Blender
  • 1 Medium Pan

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

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Sliver garlic. Remove white bottoms and cut asparagus into 1" pieces at an angle (called a “bias” cut). Halve cherry tomatoes. Remove membrane (spiny white innards) and seeds of yellow bell pepper and slice into ½" strips. Rinse the pork chops and pat dry.

  2. 2

    Blanch the Asparagus

    Bring a medium pot of 4 cups of water and 1 tsp. salt to a boil. Add asparagus pieces and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until asparagus becomes bright green and fork tender. Drain water and remove asparagus.

  3. 3

    Prepare the Chimichurri

    Place the parsley, cilantro, garlic, red pepper flakes, and red wine vinegar in a blender. Blend on low, adding a slow drizzle of olive oil until the herbs form a rich, pourable puree. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.

  4. 4

    Make the Vegetable Saute

    In a medium pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 tsp. olive oil. Add the bell pepper and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the asparagus and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Lastly, add the tomatoes and sauté for a final 2 minutes, until sauté is slightly caramelized and browned. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Remove from pan and keep warm until ready to serve.

  5. 5

    Cook the Pork Chops

    In the same pan used to sauté the vegetables, warm 2 tsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Season both sides of the pork chops with a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, until browned and slightly caramelized or internal temperature has reached 145 degrees. Remove from pan and set aside keep warm until ready to serve.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Place a serving of vegetable sauté on the plate. Place a pork chop atop the vegetables. Spoon chimichurri over the pork chops. Garnish with shaved Parmesan and a crack of black pepper, if desired.

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