Pork Chops & Freekeh Salad by Blue Apron
Servings Prep Time
2servings 10minutes
Cook Time
35-45minutes
Servings Prep Time
2servings 10minutes
Cook Time
35-45minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, center-cut pork chops
  • 1 clementine
  • 1/2cup cracked freekeh
  • 1/2 lb brussel sprouts
  • 1: 1 in piece ginger
  • 1 shallot
  • 1tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1tbs sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the freekeh and cook, uncovered, 22 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. 

  2. While the freekeh cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stem ends of the Brussels sprouts; halve lengthwise. Peel and mince the ginger. Peel the clementine; separate into segments. Peel the shallot and mince to get 2 tablespoons (you may have extra); place in a bowl with 3⁄4 of the vinegar.
  3. While the freekeh continues to cook, place the Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to thoroughly coat. Arrange in a single, even layer and roast 14 to 16 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.
  4. While the Brussels sprouts roast, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the ginger; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the clementine, sugar, remaining vinegar and 1⁄2 cup of water (be careful, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring occasionally and smashing the clementine with the back of a spoon, 7 to 9 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat; season with salt pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl. Rinse and wipe out the pan.
  5. While the Brussels sprouts continue to roast, pat the pork chops dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork chops and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside to rest for at least 5 minutes. 

  6. While the pork chops rest, add the shallot-vinegar mixture and roasted Brussels sprouts to the pot of cooked freekeh; drizzle with olive oil. Stir to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the finished freekeh and rested pork chops between 2 dishes. Top the pork chops with the chutney. Enjoy!