Bone-In Chimichurri Pork Chop with roasted chayote and smoked almonds

If this song by Hiatus Kaiyote, "Building a ladder" doesn't tingle your soul then I'm sure this pork chop recipe will.  Pull out a warm bold glass of Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon for this one. Check out the recipe below courtesy of HomeChef:

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  • 2 Shallots
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 12 Parsley Sprigs
  • 1 oz. Smoked Almonds 
  • 2 Chayotes
  • 2 Bone-in Pork Chops
  • ½ fl. oz. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Peel and slice shallots into very thin rounds. Mince garlic. Mince parsley stems and leaves. Finely chop smoked almonds. Trim chayote ends and halve lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop seeds out of each half. Cut across width into ½" slices. Rinse pork chops, pat dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

In a small mixing bowl, combine red wine vinegardried oreganogarlic (to taste), parsleyred pepper flakes (to taste), 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 Tbsp. water, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Place pork chops in hot pan and cook, undisturbed, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to one half of prepared baking sheet, seared side up. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in pan used to sear pork chops over medium-high heat. Working in batches if necessary, place chayote in hot pan and cook, undisturbed, 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from burner and transfer chayote to other half of prepared baking sheet. Toss with smoked almonds, ½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper and spread into a single layer. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

Place baking sheet in oven and bake until pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees and chayote is tender, 8-10 minutes. While pork chops and chayote bake, heat 2 tsp. olive oil in pan used to sear chayote over medium heat. Add shallots to hot pan, and cook, stirring constantly, until tender and caramelized, 3-4 minutes. Remove pan from burner.

Place a serving of chayote on a plate and garnish with shallot. Add a pork chop to plate and garnish with chimichurri.

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