Recipe: Blackberry Pork Chops

How does one take a good picture of a pork chop? I lack that skillset.

How does one take a good picture of a pork chop? I lack that skill set.

While wandering around the grocery store the other day, pondering what to cook, I noticed some pork chops. I thought, hey, why not give them a try!

After much research on how to cook said pork chops, I gave the following recipe a try and they came out super tasty! I have only had pork chops twice before in my life and was not impressed with those other chops, so I was glad these came out so good.

Apparently, one of the ways to have a juicy pork chop is to brine it. Hence why I have brining (is this a word?) included in my directions below.

I also had a pint of blackberries in the house. Blackberries are great because they are high in fiber and berries are a great fruit (OK well, seed) for those on a low carbohydrate diet. So I thought ‘hey, why not combine the blackberries and porkchops?’. As you can see, there was a lot of thinking going on over at my house that day.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Pork Chops (I had a super thin version, so please adjust cooking times if you have thicker ones)
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • Blackberries, one pint
  • Butter – 1/2 stick

Directions:

  1. Add salt to about a quart of water and stir, add pork chops
  2. Crush 1/3 of the blackberries with your hands and add to brine. Store chops in fridge for about two hours
  3. Heat pan to medium high and melt butter
  4. Crush rest of blackberries and add to butter
  5. Add pork chops and sear on both sides until cooked (for the thin chops, that was about 3 minutes on each side)
  6. Serve with blackberry sauce

I served mine with a chard/kale mixture and roasted butternut squash/leek/fennel mixture. MEOW!

Blackberry Pork Chops

Please share with me any of your favorite pork chop recipes!

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