InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage, Prunes and Hazelnuts

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Getting one pot meals in a pressure cooker right can be a challenge and this InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and Prunes recipe is all right and some!

This InstantPot pork chop recipe became a little but of an obsession for me, I love pork, good job really as it is the ubiquitous meat in these parts so I embarked on a few experiments working on a one pot InstantPot Pork Chop recipe. This is the result of those experiments and it is delicious however I have to say size really matters when it comes to the pork in this dish, skinny ass pork chops are utterly pointless and will turn into shoe leather by the time you have got the red cabbage cooked. So get out there and buy yourself a couple of double pork chops (two bones thick), around 3-3.5 cm thick and you should be enjoying some perfectly cooked pork with your red cabbage.

I consider this recipe a personal win, when I met my wife many moons ago she was a real picky eater, in fact when I made her the first meal I cooked for her I asked what she liked and was informed ‘I like spaghetti, but don’t like noodles, I don’t like tomatoes or onions but love garlic’… Over the years we have eaten a whole host of foods together and now the things on her ‘don’t like’ list are there because she genuinely does not like them not because she thinks she does not like them. However prunes were a lingering question, that I cajoled her into trying in this InstantPot Pork Chop recipe, it was conceived with the idea of dried fruit and nuts in mind and I was shocked when I suggested prunes and she said, go on then. Julies dislike of prunes began after I met her and our first trip to Budapest together back in 2006, we came for a week over Valentines and I booked a fancy pants restaurant for Valentines day. So there we are in one of Budapests nicer restaurants surrounded by other couples and candles and all the other schmaltz that cherub day inspires, starters were delicious and out came the mains, Julie had ordered a beef ragu, in went the fork out came what she did not realise was a juicy plump prune. Well there was a reaction a physical and verbal ‘yuck’ was expelled much to the shock of both the waiter and the other diners, now we both found it incredibly funny and giggled endlessly. Mostly it was the surprise I guess expecting slow cooked beef and getting a plump prune was a surprise, but from that day to the development of this recipe she has refused to eat prunes. I digress, in short my wife was traumatised by a prune and this InstantPot pork chop with red cabbage, prunes and hazelnut recipe fixed it 😀

Getting one pot meals in a pressure cooker right can be a challenge and this InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and Prunes recipe is all right and some!

 

InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and Prunes

Getting one pot meals in a pressure cooker right can be a challenge and this InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and Prunes recipe is all right and some! 

Like this recipe? Then you should definitely check out this one!  Tonkatsu or Japanese Pork Schnitzel
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Small Red Cabbage. Tough outer leaves removed and cut into 4 wedges.
  • 2 Double Pork Chops.
  • 30 g Hazelnuts.
  • 150 ml Cider.
  • 75 g Prunes.
  • 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • Cooking Oil. Neutral in flavour
  • 50 g Butter.

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan over a high heat with a small drop of cooking oil, when the pan is shimmering hot add the cabbage wedges and sear on the cut sides for about 2 minutes a side.
  2. Then transfer to the InstantPot with a trivet in the base.
  3. Sprinkle over the rosemary, prunes and hazelnuts.
  4. Now season your pork chops with salt and pepper and repeat the searing process again for around 2 minutes per side before placing on top of the cabbage wedges.
  5. Now deglaze the frying pan with the cider and pour over the chops in the InstantPot, seal the lid and cook on high pressure Manual for 6 minutes with a 5 minute natural pressure release.
  6. When released remove the cabbage and pork from the InstantPot and set them aside.
  7. Set your instant pot to saute and allow the sauce to reduce by half before whisking in the butter and serving.
Getting one pot meals in a pressure cooker right can be a challenge and this InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and Prunes recipe is all right and some!
Getting one pot meals in a pressure cooker right can be a challenge and this InstantPot Pork Chop with Red Cabbage and Prunes recipe is all right and some!

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12 Comments

  1. Christine February 21, 2017 at 6:21 am - Reply

    I need to get in on the InstantPot! This looks like a delicious recipe to start with.

    • Brian Jones February 23, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

      I’d definitely encourage anyone to play around with pressure cooking, I love it 🙂

  2. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine February 21, 2017 at 7:13 am - Reply

    What an interesting combination! I love hazelnuts and use them often on salads and with veggies.

    • Brian Jones February 23, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

      It works so very well, I used to do this dish with chestnuts but ran out one day, made the sub and have never gone back 😀

  3. Vicky @ Avocado Pesto February 21, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Glad to hear this recipe got your wife to eat prunes again! I must admit it would be a bit confusing to think you’re biting into a piece of beef and then discover it’s a prune!!

  4. Dannii February 21, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    That looks like a big plate of comfort food. My husband loves pork chop, but we don’t often have it and I don’t know why.

    • Brian Jones February 23, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

      It most certainly is, lot’s of people tell me they have no idea why they do not eat more pork chops, I love em and they are on or menu ever couple of weeks.

  5. Emma February 21, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Lovely post krumpli. Glad your wife enjoyed it! As a kid i always requested pork chops for my birthday so this brought back a lot of memories! Will have to treat myself again soon

    • Brian Jones February 23, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thanks Emma, I can’t even remember what was on my Birthday menu as a kid but my guess would have been fish and chips, a real treat when I was growing up.

  6. Jackie Allen February 23, 2017 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    Very good! My husband said it’s a keeper!!!

    • Brian Jones February 27, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

      Always glad to be of service, glad he enjoyed it 🙂

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