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Pork chops roasted with with potatoes and artichokes with balsamic pan sauce

Serves 2

  1. 2 1lb bone-in pork chops
  2. 1/2tsp cumin
  3. 1/2tsp salt
  4. 1/2tsp pepper
  5. 9oz artichoke hearts
  6. 8oz baby new potatoes, halved
  7. 3 cloves garlic
  8. 2-1/2 cups broth
  9. 4 sprigs thyme
  10. 2tb balsamic vinegar
  11. 2tb butter
  12. 1tb chives
  • Season pork with 2-4, sear on each side and set aside.
  • Add 5-6 for 3 minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute. Deglaze with 1-1/2 cups broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Add thyme, top with chops and transfer to a 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes.
  • Set chops and veggies aside, leaving thyme in skillet. Reduce until almost evaporated. Add remaining 1 cup broth and vinegar and bring to a boil. Remove thyme stems and whisk in butter. Reduce for 2-3 minutes, add chives and serve.
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Salmon steaks with basil chimichurri

Serves 4

  1. 4 8-10oz salmon steaks, 3/4 to 1in thick
  2. 3/4 cup salt
  3. 2 quarts cold water
  4. 4tb cornstarch
  5. 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  6. 1/2 cup parsley
  7. 2tb basil
  8. 2 cloves garlic
  9. 1/4tsp red pepper flakes
  10. 2tb white wine vinegar
  11. 4tb olive oil
  • Remove spine and membrane from steaks. Remove 1-1/2in of skin from one flap and fold other flap over it to make a circular shape; tie with string and brine in 2-3 for 15 minutes.
  • Dry steaks thoroughly and dredge in cornstarch, brushing off excess. Cook in a 12in skillet on med-high heat for 3 minutes on both sides. Continue flipping every 2 minutes until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees, about 2-6 minutes. Serve with lemon and 6-11.

Meatloaf with mushroom gravy

Serves 6-8

  1. 1/4oz dried porcini mushrooms
  2. 10oz white mushrooms, 5oz processed and 5oz sliced
  3. 1 onion
  4. 4 cloves garlic
  5. 16 square saltines, processed to crumbs
  6. 1lb ground pork
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 4tsp worcestershire sauce
  9. 1lb 85% hamburger
  10. 3/4tsp fresh thyme
  11. 4tb flour
  12. 2-1/2 cups broth
  • Microwave porcini in 1 cup water covered for 1 minute. Let rest for 5 minutes and mince mushrooms, reserving liquid. Set aside.
  • Cook onion for 6-8 minutes. Add processed mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute. Add to saltine crumbs and cool for 15 minutes. Clean skillet in the meantime.
  • Add 6-7, 1tb worcestershire and 4tb porcini liquid to mixture. Add hamburger and shape into a 10in x 6in loaf in skillet. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Remove meatloaf and tent with foil.
  • Remove all but 2tb fat from skillet and add porcini and sliced white mushrooms for 6-8 minutes. Add thyme for 1 minute. Add flour for 2 minutes. Whisk in broth, 1/2 cup porcini liquid and remaining 1tsp worcestershire sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve.