Pork Chops With Mustard Sauce and Frisée Salad

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A simple creamy mustard sauce heightens the flavor of juicy pork chops in this 20-minute recipe.

Pork Chops With Mustard Sauce
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Yield:
4 serves

Sure, it's easy enough to bake a pork chop and dip it in some mustard that you have in the fridge. But, believe it or not, it will only take you ten more minutes to whip up a much more flavorful mustard sauce. It perfectly complements the meat—and your taste buds will thank you.

First, you'll sear the boneless pork chops. Then while they're baking, you'll whip up the simple sauce with oil, shallots, wine, heavy cream, and Dijon mustard. Once the meat is ready, add the sauce and some tarragon. Complete the meal with a peppery frisée salad drizzled in high-quality olive oil.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 1-inch-thick boneless pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • 1 small head frisée, torn into pieces (about 4 cups)

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Season the pork with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer the pork to a baking sheet and roast until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, add the shallots and 1 tablespoon of the oil to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Add the wine to the skillet and simmer until reduced by half. Add the cream and simmer until the sauce just thickens. Stir in the mustard.

  6. Top the pork with the sauce and tarragon. Drizzle the frisée with the remaining tablespoon of oil and serve with the lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

364 Calories
19g Fat
6g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 364
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 357mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Protein 37g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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