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Pork Chops with Asparagus, Tomato, and Orzo

My fiance loves pork chops, no matter how they’re prepared. Me, well I’m a little more picky. It has to be done just right: juicy, never dry, and accompanied by something a little saucy. That’s why this dish is perfect!┬áIt lets the flavor of the foods shine through on their own, and if you pair each bite of pork with a little tomato? Oh, it’s good.


Simple is better sometimes, am I right? There’s not even a lot of preparation with this one, and the whole thing should be over and done with in about 20-30 minutes.


A couple of tips:

  1. Trim the woody ends off your asparagus. Nobody wants to have to chew through those. If you want it to be a little easier to eat, try cutting your asparagus in half or thirds.
  2. When I say that your tomatoes should be “blistered”, I mean wrinkly, browning on some parts, and perhaps even bursting a little. It means they are juicy and roasted to perfection.
  3. Make sure your pan is hot before you start searing your pork. That will ensure that it browns instead of turning grey.


And share your pictures with me! I would love to see how you made this, or any dish for that matter, and how much you love it! Find me on Facebook or Instagram @thesamanthaelaine. Now get cooking! A dish this pretty deserves to be sitting on your table pretty soon!

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  • Aunt Roxy October 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Mija, I love this dish. Your uncle Mark loves pork chops.

    • Sam November 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Zach does too! And I’m so glad you like it! What is Uncle Mark’s favorite way they are prepared?


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