Calabrian Honey Pork Chops with Sicilian-Style Cauliflower
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Calabrian Honey Pork Chops

with Sicilian-Style Cauliflower

40 MIN
2 Servings
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Dive into a culinary adventure this summer with this recipe celebrating Disney and Pixar's Luca, available to stream on Disney+ starting June 18. For a sweet and tangy complement to roasted cauliflower, you'll finish it all with tart sherry vinegar, salty capers, and sweet currants––a nod to Southern Italian cuisine.
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Calabrian Honey Pork Chops with Sicilian-Style Cauliflower
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  • 2 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops
  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps Dried Currants
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
  • 1 tsp Whole Dried Oregano
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut out and discard the core of the cauliflower; cut into small florets. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Place the currants in a bowl; cover with hot water. Set aside to rehydrate at least 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

Roast the vegetables
2 Roast the vegetables

Transfer the cauliflower florets and pepper strips to a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 22 to 24 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Cook the pork
3 Cook the pork

Meanwhile, pat the pork dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the oregano. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium (the center may still be slightly pink), or until cooked to your desired degree of doneness.* Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for pork.

Finish & serve your dish
4 Finish & serve your dish

Transfer the roasted vegetables to a large bowl. Add the vinegar, capers, and rehydrated currants (draining before adding); season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the sliced pork with the finished vegetables. Drizzle the pork with the Calabrian honey. Garnish the vegetables with the almonds. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut out and discard the core of the cauliflower; cut into small florets. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Place the currants in a bowl; cover with hot water. Set aside to rehydrate at least 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and as much of the chile paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

2 Roast the vegetables

Transfer the cauliflower florets and pepper strips to a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer. Roast 22 to 24 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

Roast the vegetables
Cook the pork
3 Cook the pork

Meanwhile, pat the pork dry with paper towels. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the oregano. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium (the center may still be slightly pink), or until cooked to your desired degree of doneness.* Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for pork.

4 Finish & serve your dish

Transfer the roasted vegetables to a large bowl. Add the vinegar, capers, and rehydrated currants (draining before adding); season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the sliced pork with the finished vegetables. Drizzle the pork with the Calabrian honey. Garnish the vegetables with the almonds. Enjoy!

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