Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oh how pretty!

Well, at least that is what I said when I took a picture of the veggies I made for this dish!  All the colors looked so vibrant.  See?

I love all of the purple, orange and green.  But to be honest, there shouldn't be that much green.  It happened again!  I misread a recipe.  What is going on with me?

Pork Chops with Fennel and Carrots
From Everyday Food, November 2011 issue
2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 1.2 inch wedges
1 lb carrots, trimmed and halved lengthwise
1 large red onion, cut into 1 inch wedges, root end left intact
12 garlic cloves, peeled
5 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
6 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
6 bone in pork loin chops (AFC note: I used 8 boneless chops)
lemon wedges for serving

Preheat oven to 450 F.  Toss fennel with carrots, onions and garlic on a baking sheet with 3 T oregano (AFC note: this is where I messed up.  I used dried!  Oops.  A little too much oregano) and 4 T oil.  Season with salt and pepper and roast until veggies are tender and browned in spots, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 T of oil over medium-high heat.  Season pork with salt and pepper and sprinkle with 2 T oregano.  In batches, cook the pork until cooked through, about 4 mins each side.  (AFC note: my chops were thick and I did them on the grill.  Still came out great.)

Serve chops with veggies and lemon wedges.
*This recipe is large so you can save 1 C of veggies and 2 pork chops to make another recipe later in the week.  Everyday Food gives 2 recipes: pork quesadillas and pork ragu with pasta.  I'll be trying the quesadillas and will post next week.


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  2. The colors are fantastic-looks great!
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  3. Even if it did turn out a little intense, it still LOOKS delicious!

  4. I saw this in the magazine and wanted to make it....after seeing this post I NEED to make it. YUM.

  5. Those are some pretty veggies! You asked about red wine for cranberry sangria...try an Austrlian Shiraz or a bottle of Beaujolais. Inexpensive and light enough to serve with fresh fruit. Enjoy!

  6. This looks delicious to me - sadly I couldn't identify a fennel in the store if I had too - love these kinds of veggies though


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