It’s been entirely too long since I sank my teeth into a thick, juicy bone-in pork chop. Much, much too long. I knew this was true when I saw a Double-Fennel Pork Chop recipe on the Fine Cooking web site that brought tears to my eyes; like seeing a photograph of a long lost friend.
Fennel and orange-fantastic with pork.
I followed the spirit of the recipe, but with citrus so sweet and abundant at this time of the year, I added sliced fresh oranges to the recipe — orange and fennel are so lovely together. I also reduced the butter by a couple of tablespoons, omitted the parsley, and don’t think the recipe suffered from their omission; it was delicious.
You could make the recipe using boneless chops but the bone, to my palate, adds much flavor to the meat. Most pork chops you will find packaged in the grocery store are 3/4-inch thick. If you use those, you will need to reduce the cooking time.
Happy Memorial Day! Perhaps the long weekend will offer you more time to relax and fire up the grill, and the following recipe for Hot Slaw and Shoulder Sliders has been a family favorite for generations. My millennial son, Zan, is getting married to Lucy in 4 weeks, I’m hosting a party the night before the wedding, the boy wants mama’s … Full recipe post »
In November, no day is complete without eating a fresh-from-the-tree apple or two. Au natural is the simplest, of course, but sliced and enjoyed with an accompaniment of sharp Cheddar or smoked fish, apples make a fine prelude to a meal – as apple pies, apple crisps, and apple crumbles make a satisfying conclusion. But … Full recipe post »
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