Goat Cheese and Peach Pork Chops
Balsamic bone-in pork chops with peaches and goat cheese
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3-4 pork chops (medium thickness, I use bone in)
- fresh ground black pepper (to season)
- salt (to season)
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- balsamic glaze (optional, to drizzle)
- 1/2 tbsp thyme
- 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
- 1 peach (washed, remove pits and wedged)
- fresh basil for garnish
Use a large cast iron skillet, add olive oil on medium heat
While olive oil heats, mix together balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme in medium bowl. Add peaches and toss in balsamic/honey mixture.
Season pork chops with salt and pepper and add to hot oil in skillet. Sear on both sides for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside on clean plate while the peaches cook!
Add balsamic/honey mixture to hot pan and cook for about 10 minutes until peaches are soft and the mixture becomes a decadent sauce
Add pork chops back to the skillet and cover them with the peaches and sauce. Add goat cheese crumbles to the top. Broil on high in the oven for about 5 minutes until the goat cheese is melted (this is why you need an oven-safe skillet like a cast iron!)Drizzle with balsamic glaze if you'd like and serve! We served it with homemade mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. So yummy. I also used the extra peaches to make bellinis!