Cal Smart Moroccan-Inspired Pork Chops
with Jewelled Couscous and Fig Sauce
Sweet and savoury is the name of the game with these Moroccan-spiced succulent pork chops, topped with a delectable fig sauce, alongside a bed of fluffy jewelled couscous.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Pork Chops, boneless
Sweet Bell Pepper
White Cooking Wine
Moroccan Spice Blend
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat oven to 450˚F. Wash and dry all produce. Roughly chop spinach.Peel, then cut onion into 1/4-inch pieces.Core, then cut pepper into 1/4-inch pieces.Pat pork dry with paper towels. Season with half the Moroccan Spice Blend (use all for 4 ppl), salt and pepper.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then pork. Pan-fry until golden, 2-3 min per side.Remove from heat, then transfer pork to an unlined baking sheet. Roast in the middle of the oven until cooked through, 8-12 min.**When done, transfer pork to a plate to rest for 3-5 min.
Meanwhile, add 2/3 cup water and 1/4 tsp garlic salt (dbl both for 4 ppl) to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove the pot from heat, then add couscous. Stir to combine. Add spinach to the pot, then cover and let stand for 5 min. When couscous is tender, fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, reheat the same pan (from step 2) over medium.When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then peppers and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer veggies to a plate, then cover to keep warm.Carefully wipe the pan clean.
Reheat the same pan over medium. When hot, add cooking wine, fig spread, 1/4 tsp garlic salt and 2 tbsp water (dbl both for 4 ppl). Bring to a simmer. Cook, until sauce reduces slightly, 2-3 min. Remove from heat. Stir any pork resting juices from the plate into the sauce. Transfer sauce to a small bowl.
Add almonds, peppers and onions to the pot with couscous. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then stir to combine.Thinly slice pork.Divide couscous between plates. Top with pork.Spoon fig sauce over pork.