Pork Chops with Red Wine Reduction Sauce

Featured by Jason Stephens.

Ingredients

Four 8-ounce, bone-in pork rib chops
Salt and freshly ground pepper
All-purpose flour, for dusting
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
4 large shallots, sliced (1 ½ cups)
¼ tsp. anise seeds
½ cup dry red wine
1 cup chicken stock
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. tomato paste

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and dust with flour. In a skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the pork and cook over high heat for 1 minute. Add the butter, reduce the heat to moderately high and cook, turning once, until the chops are browned on both sides, 8 minutes. Transfer the chops to a baking sheet and bake in the over until an instant-read thermometer inserted at the thickest point registers 145 degrees, about 7 minutes. Meanwhile, add the shallots and anise to the skillet and cook over low heat, stirring, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and reduce over moderately high heat to ¼ cup, about 2 minutes. Add the stock and reduce by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and cook for 1 minute longer. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the chops to plates and top with the sauce.



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