Some nights, I’m in the mood to make something fancy. Luckily, I’ve learned that fancy doesn’t have to break the bank or take longer than 30 minutes. Here’s my easy, eight ingredient “Fancy Friday” meal.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops
Ingredients: (Serves 2)
- 2 pork chops
- 1/4 cup of goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Typically, I’m not a huge pork fan. I like the flavor, but I’ve had one too many overcooked pork chops to really enjoy the texture.
The problem with pork (and benefit of pork) is that it’s super lean. This means it’s a healthier protein, but it also dries out easily when cooking. Because of this, many people tend to avoid the protein.
I held these pork misconceptions until I attempted brining.
Brining is the process of submerging a piece of meat in a salt-water solution for an extended period of time. This allows water enter the meat, keeping the cut juicy when cooked.
My boyfriend made me brined pork tenderloin for my birthday and it was absolutely incredible. I’d never had pork that juicy and tender. With that experience in mind, I made it my mission to replicate his stellar recipe.