Sweet, salty, healthy, easy.
I am always looking for quick, easy, and healthy meals. Don't get me wrong, I love a good hearty casserole, and pasta is for sure my favorite food. BUT - life is all about balance, right? So when I opened up my Local Milk Run CSA box and saw the vibrant bok choy and b-e-a-u-tiful pork chops, I knew I was going in a healthier direction for this recipe.
Let's chat about Milk Run for a sec, because I am totally hooked after receiving my first box. Milk Run is a weekly delivery service that connects its customers to local farms and food producers. The premise of this company really speaks to me, as I always try to shop locally, and support local business. The idea that food at some of the big box grocery stores travels thousands of miles, and makes multiple stops before it ends up at your store is kind of crazy. There are so many local farmers and food producers, and Milk Run connects you to those local companies. Make sure to check out the instagram post for this recipe, as I have a special discount code for your first Milk Run box in the caption.
Ok - back to the recipe. Let's talk about Pork Chops. To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of them. They tend to always be overcooked and the cuts I usually get at the grocery store lack flavor. I was excited to put these Hidden River Farms pork chops to the test, to change my mind. My CSA box also included local honey from Artie's Harvest and I immediately went in the direction of a glazed pork chop.
When I tell you that you'll want to add this honey miso glaze to EVERYTHING, I am not lying. It is so easy to make - comes together in less than 5 minutes, and is so delicious. I now keep a bit in the fridge to add to anything that needs a little flavor pick me up.
I continue to gravitate towards using my cast iron skillet lately. It is so well seasoned, I can honestly use it for anything and everything. When I was getting my thoughts together for this recipe, I knew I wanted to do the pork chops in the cast iron to get a nice external crust with all of the flavor. I wasn't quite sure about the bok choy. I considered roasting it in the oven or putting it on the grill. Both ways would have worked, but ultimately, I wanted to keep it simple. So we're heading in the direction of a one pot meal by searing the bok choy right in the cast iron while the pork was resting - wow. The bok choy takes on the flavor from the pork and it really rounds out the meal. Finish it off by brushing some of that honey miso glaze, and you have a delicious, healthy, easy dinner that you and the family will LOVE!