Meal Kit

Mojito Pork Chops

with mandarin orange and slivered almond salad

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 6 days

Contains: Tree Nuts (Almonds)

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When you're Havana tough day, orange you glad to come home to a simple, delicious meal? Inspired by the classic Cuban cocktail, the sweet, herbal flavor from the mojito lime seasoning on these pork chops is definitely no joke. Served next to a refreshing salad of arugula and mandarin oranges, this meal offers healthy, satisfying eats without any punny business.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 16 oz. Bone-in Pork Chops
  • 4 oz. Mandarin Oranges
  • 4 oz. Baby Arugula
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Shallot
  • ½ fl. oz. Honey
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    ½ oz. Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. Mojito Lime Seasoning
  • 0.125 oz. Mint

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium 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

    Drain mandarin oranges and reserve juice.

    Zest lime, halve, and juice.

    Stem and coarsely chop mint.

    Peel and halve shallot. Slice into thin strips.

    Pat pork chops dry, and season both sides with mojito lime seasoning and a pinch of pepper.

  2. 2

    Make the Dressing

    Place 2 Tbsp. reserved mandarin orange juice, 1 Tbsp. lime juice, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, honey, mint (reserve a pinch for garnish), 2 tsp. lime zest, and a pinch of pepper in a large mixing bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.

    Set aside 2 Tbsp. dressing for pork chops.

  3. 3

    Sear the Pork Chops

    Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat.

    Place pork chops in hot pan and cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side.

  4. 4

    Finish the Pork Chops

    Transfer pork chops to prepared baking sheet.

    Roast in hot oven until pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 6-9 minutes.

    Rest 5 minutes.

    While pork chops rest, make salad.

  5. 5

    Make Salad and Finish Dish

    Stir dressing to recombine. Add arugula, mandarin oranges, and shallot (to taste) to dressing. Toss to coat.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, drizzling reserved dressing onpork chops and garnishing salad with slivered almonds and remaining mint. Bon appétit!

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