'Stuffed' Pork Chops With Sausage And Apricots Recipe - Cooking Index
|8||Thinly cut boneless pork loin chops|
|Salt - to taste|
|Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste|
|3 tablespoons||45ml||Extra-virgin olive oil - divided|
|1 cup||237ml||Chicken stock - divided, plus a splash|
|1 lb||454g / 16oz||Italian bulk sausage|
|2||Celery ribs - chopped|
|1||Onion - chopped (medium)|
|1/2||Red bell pepper - chopped|
|6||Dried apricots - chopped|
|1/4 cup||10g / 0.4oz||Chopped parsley leaves|
|2 tablespoons||30ml||Chopped sage leaves (or 1 tspn dried sage)|
|1/4 cup||59ml||Heavy cream|
Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Season chops with salt and pepper. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil to hot skillet then add the chops and sear to caramelize the meat on each side, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer chops to a pan or casserole dish and add 1/2 cup chicken stock to help the meat remain moist while it finishes cooking -- just eyeball the amount. Loosely cover the dish or pan with foil before placing in the oven.
Return pan to the stove and add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Add Italian sausage and crumble it as it browns. Add celery and onions and cook 2 or 3 minutes then add red bell pepper and apricots. Cook 2 minutes, then add parsley and sage and another 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Reduce heat and cook stuffing 5 or 6 minutes longer until apricots are tender and plump. Add a splash of chicken stock and 1/4 cup heavy cream to moisten stuffing.
To serve, remove chops from oven. Place 4 chops on individual plates or on a platter. Mound sausage and vegetables on first chop, then top with second chop and pour gravy down over the top of stacked chops and filling. The pan drippings may also be added to the gravy to stretch the amount.
"30 MINUTE MEALS with Rachael Ray - (Show # TM-1E43) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK"
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