Strawberry basil pork chops

Strawberry basil pork chops

Fruit on meat? Have we gone mad? Wait until you try it. You will wonder how you ever made it this far in life without eating strawberries on your pork. With minimal ingredients and a quick cook time, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or meal prep.

Strawberry basil pork chops

Fruit on meat? Have we gone mad? Wait until you try it. You will wonder how you ever made it this far in life without eating strawberries on your pork. With minimal ingredients and a quick cook time, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or meal prep.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g thick cut, boneless pork chopthick cut, boneless pork chops
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 12 12 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 20 20 leaves fresh basil, torn
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 10 salami slices, cut into thin strips
Serving
  • 2 oz. (2 cups) 55 g (425 ml) baby spinach
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Instructions

  1. Season the pork generously on both sides with salt and pepper and let rest to come to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  2. While the pork is resting, combine the strawberries, basil, balsamic vinegar, 1/3 of the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Toss to combine and set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  4. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large oven proof skillet. Once the pan is hot, add the pork chops to the pan and sear on both sides until golden brown and caramelized, about 3 minutes each side.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
  6. While the pork is cooking, toss the salami in with the strawberries and basil.
  7. Top the pork chops with the strawberry basil mixture before serving. Serve together with baby spinach.

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10 comments

  1. Andrea
    Looks like a great recipe. Why do we throw in the salami later in the progression of the recipe?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Looks like a great recipe. Why do we throw in the salami later in the progression of the recipe?

    We want to prevent them from burning.

  3. Andrea
    We really liked it! I would recommend adding goat cheese too! we did and it was great!
  4. Yvonne Nickel
    looks amazing .. I'd love to try it .. don't eat pork... do you suggest replacing that with lamb? or chicken?
    Reply: #5
  5. Charlotte Zwart Team Diet Doctor

    looks amazing .. I'd love to try it .. don't eat pork... do you suggest replacing that with lamb? or chicken?

    We haven't tried any of these options, but either could work.

  6. wplogin-cd58bb76-7261-4caf-ba74-61e07ef2df22
    Simple, quick, and delicious ticks all the right boxes. Thank you for the recipe!
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Simple, quick, and delicious ticks all the right boxes. Thank you for the recipe!

    Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed this dish.

  8. slatteryj1
    This is delicious! I made it a few times. I started replacing the salami with feta cheese. A few more carbs but the sweet and salty is an amazing mix!
  9. dgriffin1
    This is another delicious meal. Will make over and over again. Would like to try with chicken. The berry topping is amazing
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Yes, this would work well with chicken, too!

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