Sunday, 2 August 2015

Pork Chops with Sautéed Zucchini

This one came together super quickly and easily. I was a bit concerned about putting butter on pork chops, since I worried it would make them greasy, but the compound butter was really quite tasty!

Pork Chops with Sautéed Zucchini
Slightly Adapted from Cook's Country August/September 2015
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 Tbsp. fresh chives, minced
1 Tbsp. grainy mustard
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/8 tsp. coarse sea salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
1 Tbsp. peanut oil
4 (8-10 oz.) 1/2"-thick, bone-in pork chops
salt and pepper
1 1/2 lbs. zucchini, sliced 1/4" thick
1 clove garlic, minced

1. Combine butter, chives, mustard, lemon juice, sea salt, cayenne, and granulated garlic and set aside.
2. Heat oil over medium-high and add pork chops. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 4 minutes per side (or until done). Remove to plate.
3. Add zucchini and garlic to empty pan. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until zucchini is cooked through (~7 minutes).
4. Remove zucchini to plate. Arrange pork chops on top. Top with herb butter.

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