Recipes Nugget Markets Signature Recipes
Seared Pork Chops with Spring Vegetable Ragout
- Prep time
- 15 minutes PT15M
- Cook time
- 8–10 minutes PT10M
- 2 servings
This quick, easy and flavorful ragout is the perfect complement for simply seared pork chops.
- 2 boneless pork chops
- 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 yellow marble potatoes, quartered and blanched
- 2 artichoke hearts, quartered
- ¼ cup dry vermouth
- 1 shallot, minced
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 1 leek, sliced
- ½ cup snap peas
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 bunch chives, chopped
Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with fennel seeds, salt and pepper. Sear in oil for 4–5 minutes per side, to an internal temperature of 145°F. Remove from pan and let rest.
Add the potatoes and artichokes to the pan and lightly sear. Add the vermouth and shallots, and reduce until just dry. Add the chicken stock and leeks, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2–3 minutes, or until leeks are tender.
Add the snap peas and bring ragout back to a simmer. Add the lemon zest and juice, and then melt in butter. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, place vegetable ragout in a serving dish and top with the pork chops. Sprinkle with chives to finish.