Cider brined pork chops with wild riceFrom lucy_ford 5 years ago
- salt shopping list
- 3/4 teaspoon black peppercorns shopping list
- 3 whole cloves shopping list
- 1 cup apple cider shopping list
- 4 medium-thick pork chops (about 2 pounds) shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups wild rice shopping list
- 1 shallot, minced shopping list
- 1/2 cup dried cherries shopping list
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apples shopping list
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil shopping list
- 3 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar shopping list
- Pepper shopping list
How to make it
- In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water, 2 1/2 tablespoons salt, the peppercorns and cloves to a simmer. Remove from heat and let steep until room temperature. Add the cider.
- Place the pork chops in a sealable plastic bag and strain the brining mixture over it, discarding the peppercorns and cloves. Squeeze out any air; the brine should just cover the chops. Seal tightly and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
- Combine the wild rice, 5 cups of water and three-fourths teaspoon salt in a large saucepan and cook uncovered over medium-high heat until the water has almost entirely evaporated and the rice is tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Drain the rice and return to the pan. Add the shallot, cherries and apples. Cover the pan and let stand until the pork is ready.
- Heat a grill pan or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chops from the marinade and pat dry thoroughly. When the pan is very hot, add the vegetable oil to the pan and add the chops. Sear on one side, about 2 minutes, then turn the chops over and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, covered, until the pork is lightly browned and firm, about 7 to 8 minutes and 132 to 135 degrees (the temperature will increase as it rests). It should still be slightly pink inside and moist. (If using a grill pan, you can use any metal pan lid that will cover the chops as you cook them; the objective is to keep them covered so they can steam as they grill and cook faster.)
- When the pork is ready, season the rice to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the almonds and red wine vinegar. Spoon a mound of wild rice on each plate and tilt a pork chop against it. Serve immediately.
The Cooklucy_ford Hacienda Heights, CA
The Rating3 people
This sounds wonderful Lucy I love the addition of the apples and cherries.
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Sounds really good, Lucy - thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
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