Serious Eats: Recipes
Dinner Tonight: Roasted Carrots and Beets with Pork Chops
What initially attracted me to this recipe from Jamie Oliver were the vegetables. The pork chops seemed like an afterthought.
Look how lovingly the carrots and beets are treated! They're boiled in two separate pots, tossed with different herbs, then roasted on opposite sides of a baking pan. Each one seems to be cooked in a way that will make it taste as good as it possibly can.
But man, that pork chop. Maybe I just haven't had a juicy one in a while. It was greedy and indulgent, and sometimes you're just in that kind of mood.
Perhaps I liked the meat more than the vegetables, simply because carrots and beets aren't really in season. I'd make this again during the fall to see what those little veggies would do. I won't blame you for just stealing this pork chop recipe and serving it alongside something else. This chop is too good to wait for another season.