A wonderfully simple and taste abundant dish that will give your summer days a touch of sweetness! The key to success with this recipe is to find very fresh and sun-ripened apricots that are teeming with juice - their sweetness will really bring out the flavor of the lean and tender pork chops. Feel free to let your imagination roam when choosing your side dish but you can never go wrong with a fresh, crunchy salad dressed with a light vinaigrette, some lightly fried green beans or a handful of asparagus spears roasted to perfection. (more...)
A wonderfully simple and taste abundant dish that will give your summer days a touch of sweetness! The key to success with this recipe is to find very fresh and sun-ripened apricots that are teeming w...
Pour your olive oil in a large skillet and turn the heat to medium-high.
Meanwhile, use a paper towel to gently pat the pork chops until they are dry. Season both sides of the meat well with freshly ground salt and pepper.
Place your chops on the heated oil and fry on both sides until they turn a beautiful golden brown color. You should need about 5 minutes per side to achieve that.
Wash your apricots and dry them carefully with a paper towel. Take out the pits and cut your apricots into wedges. Mix with the honey and crushed garlic. Add the mixture to the skillet once your pork chops have browned, cover with a lid and leave to simmer for about 8 minutes or until the meat becomes tender. You can use an instant-read thermometer to help you recognize that your meat is fully cooked through and ready to be served. Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the pork chop. The temperature you are looking for should be at least 63°C/145°F.
To serve, mirror your plates with the pan juices. Place your pork chops in the center of each plate and arrange the apricots as you see fit. Finely chop your fresh parsley and sprinkle it from a height over your pork chops just before serving.