Friday, August 29, 2008

Pork Chops with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Feta Cheese


1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
5 thin cut pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
1 handful of red grape tomatoes
1 handful of yellow grape tomatoes
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2-3 tbsp of feta cheese
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and a bit of salt then saute until golden brown and caramelized - about 15-20 minutes. Add minced garlic, stirring frequently for 60 seconds. Remove from pan and set aside.
In the same skillet, heat the other tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and season the chops. Make sure pan is nice and hot before adding pork. Cook for 2 minutes before turning over. Cook for additional 1-2 minutes to desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat to a serving platter. Make sure to let pork rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing so it stays nice and juicy.

In the same skillet add the grape tomatoes and onions to pan - add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes to cook the tomatoes slightly. Pour the tomatoes and onions on top of the pork, drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top with feta cheese and fresh basil. Enjoy!
The Results:
I thought this was very good. The feta and fresh basil made it a very fresh dish. I think I got to much balsamic vinegar on mine. So next time I would just put a little on. But everything else was great. Thanks again Pam for the great recipes.


RecipeGirl said...

Your pork chops look completely festive and delicious. I'm horrible at pork chops. No matter what I try... they always seem to turn out dry!

Pam said...

Great job Nicole. They look really good. You do have to be careful with balsamic vinegar - it can be overpowering if you add too much. Thanks again for re-creating some of my recipes.

Matt & Heidi said...

I love your recipes! I have a similar recipe for "feta tomato fish" that is yummy! And we don't even like fish that much!

Thanks for sharing!