Meal Kit

Smoked Almond Butter Pork Chop

with cilantro-lime Brussels sprouts

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Tree Nuts (Almonds), Milk, Soy

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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Almonds (and watermelon seeds) were the only foodstuffs they found in Tutankhamun's grave when they opened it up about a hundred years ago. What was good enough for the grandest of pharaohs is even better for you and your family, with the delicious nut being mixed with rich, creamy butter. It'll melt over the pork like water flowing in the Nile. Contrast the rich depth with the light brightness of the lime and cilantro, and it's like two kingdoms of flavor coming together. Cue up the Steve Martin! Tip: Easier way to mince cilantro? Gather them all in one hand and lay on the cutting board. Use your knife in a rocking motion to cut, then turn 90 degrees and repeat until the herbs are properly minced!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 16 oz. Bone-in Pork Chops
  • 12 oz. Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 Lime
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • Info
    ½ oz. Smoked Almonds
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 1 tsp. Fajita Seasoning

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.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Large Non-Stick 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

Customize It Instructions

  • If using NY strip steak, follow same instructions as pork chops in Steps 1, 2, and 3, searing undisturbed, 2-3 minutes. Transfer steak, seared side up, to half of prepared baking sheet and roast until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  • If using chicken breast, follow same instructions as pork in Steps 1, 2, and 3, searing undisturbed, 4-5 minutes. Transfer chicken, seared side up, to half of prepared baking sheet and roast until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Finely chop almonds.

    Mince cilantro (no need to stem).

    Halve lime and juice.

    Trim stems off Brussels sprouts and halve vertically (quarter if larger than a ping-pong ball).

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

  2. 2

    Start the Brussels

    Place Brussels sprouts on one half of baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.

    Spread into a single layer on their side. Roast in hot oven, 4 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Brussels will finish cooking in a later step.

    While Brussels roast, sear pork chops

    [NEW photo: Brussels on one side]

  3. 3

    Sear the Pork Chops

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add pork chops to hot pan and sear on one side until browned, 3-4 minutes.

    Transfer pork chops to one half of prepared baking sheet, seared side up.

    [NEW photo: Pork on baking sheet

  4. 4

    Roast the Brussels and Pork

    Roast in hot oven until Brussels sprouts are tender and pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 10-12 minutes.

    While pork chops and Brussels sprouts roast, make butter.

    [NEW photo: roasted pork and Brussels

  5. 5

    Make Almond Butter and Lime-Cilantro Dressing

    Combine butter and almonds in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

    In another mixing bowl, combine cilantro and 1 Tbsp. lime juice. Set aside.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing a dollop of almond butter on pork, and drizzling Brussels sprouts with lime-cilantro dressing. Bon appétit!

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