Before starting seasonal potluck, I had never even had rhubarb before! Look at me now! Several rhubarb recipes down and more poppin’ up each day. I think I may be becoming addicted to this stuff. Even though I ate rhubarb on crackers with goat cheese, I was still hoping to make something even savorier with rhubarb. This recipe seemed pretty natural to me. The meat most often served with fruit is pork (in my opinion). Even though rhubarb isn’t really a fruit (I don’t think), it sure tastes like one. I googled around for “pork rhubarb recipes” and found one from Ms. Martha Stewart, so I figured if Martha would combine these ingredients, then it must be ok!
Pork chops with rhubarb compote recipe from Martha Stewart
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (1-inch-thick)
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 shallots, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme leaves
- 1 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 large stalks rhubarb, diced in 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup Brown Chicken Stock
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Pat pork chops dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add pork chops and cook, turning once, until nicely browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to oven and roast until just cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer pork chops to a plate and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet. Add shallots, garlic, ginger, and thyme and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add wine and cook until reduced by half; add balsamic, maple syrup, chicken stock, and rhubarb. Cook until rhubarb has softened, 7 to 8 minutes. Add butter and swirl until melted and well combined; season with salt and pepper.
- Divide pork chops evenly between 4 plates and top with compote; serve immediately.
For more amazing rhubarb recipes, check out our seasonal potluck link page for baked goods, apps, drinks and even rhubarb tamales!!!!