I’m trying to catch up on Game of Thrones here and got interrupted with making dinner =p
I usually keep dried herbs on hand, but for this week, I went out and got some fresh herbs to work with. I got some thyme, rosemary, and sage for the French cut pork chop. Then some chives (and same rosemary) for some homemade mashed potatoes. I threw in some kale, cause I really liked it from last week so I wanted more kale!
I found that the fresh herbs created a much lighter taste but still imparted great flavors (and the aroma was wonderful).
Before the herb rub, I had these brining in a water, salt, apple juice, thyme sprig, and rosemary sprig. Then I rubbed them with chopped up thyme, rosemary, sage, salt, pepper and olive oil. When my pan was hot enough, I seared them on both sides and then tossed them in the oven to finish. As that was finishing up, I had the mash potatoes started.
When the potatoes were done cooking, I had them set aside while I lightly browned some garlic, chives, and rosemary in butter. Then I mashed them all up with some milk, salt, and pepper.
When the chops were done, as they were resting, I made a little sauce by adding some apple juice and stock to the pan and reducing that down.
Happy Chocolate Bunny Day!