Sous Vide Pork Chop Salads with Mustard Vinaigrette

Pork chops and mustard has always been one of my favorite flavor combinations. This recipes, with a little planning, is incredibly quick and easy for a healthy salad packed full of delicious flavor. The pork is juicy and always perfect cooked because of the sous vide and once the pork is done everything comes together in minutes.


2-2 People

15 Minutes

100 Minutes

For the Pork

  • .75 pounds Bone-in pork chop

    About 1 1/2 inches thick

  • 1/2 sprig Rosemary
  • 1 small clove Garlic
  • 1/2 Shallot

    Sliced into long strips

  • To taste Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Neutral oil

For the Salad

  • To taste Mixed greens
  • 1/2 Bell pepper
  • 2 Radishes

For the Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp Shallot

    Very finely minced

  • 1 small Garlic clove

    Microplaned or finely minced

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Water

  • 3/4 cup Olive oil
  • To taste Salt and pepper

Steps

  1. Preheat a bucket of water to 140 degrees using a sous vide machine.
  2. Put the pork chop, shallot, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper in a vacuum sealed bag. Seal the bag completely.
  3. Place the bag into the water and let cook for 1-2 hours.
  4. After the pork is cooked remove from the water, drain the bag of the liquid and discard the non-pork ingredients. Pat dry the pork with a paper towel.
  5. Preheat a large cast iron pan over high heat adding the vegetable oil.
  6. Add the pork to the pan and cook without moving for 45 seconds to 1 minute and 15 seconds.
  7. Flip the pork, add the butter and swirl the butter to make sure swirl the butter so it reaches all parts of the pork. Cook for another 45 seconds.
  8. Using tongues, hold the pork and sear the fat cap on all sides. About 20-30 seconds a side.
  9. Remove the pork from the pan to a plate, cover with foil and let rest for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Remove the meat from the bone, slicing perpendicular to the fat cap into roughly bite-sized pieces.

While the pork is cooking prepare the dressing and salads.

  1. Combine all the ingredients of the dressing in a dressing container or mason jar.
  2. Shake the container vigorously to combine all ingredients and emulsify.
  3. Taste the dressing for adequate seasoning and adjust as necessary.
  4. Wash and dry greens adding them to plates.
  5. Chop the radishes and pepper and add them to the greens.
  6. Add chopped pork chops to the top of the salad.
  7. Drizzle dressing over the salad as desired.