Pork Chops with Warm Plum Sauce
Serving Size: Serves 6
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 (about 2 cups) red or black plums, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
6 sprigs fresh thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 boneless loin pork chops
Adapted From: myrecipes.com
The sweetness of the plums compliments the saltiness of the pork making a perfectly balanced dish.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add plums, thyme leaves, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the plums soften and release their juices, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Return skillet to medium heat and add remaining oil. Season the pork chops with the remaining salt and pepper. Cook until browned on 1 side, about 5 minutes. Turn, top each chop with 1 thyme sprig, and cook for 5 minutes more. Spoon the plums around the chops and transfer skillet to oven.
Roast until the pork is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Divide the chops and plums among individual plates.