Kurobuta Tomahawk Chops with Daikon, Carrots, and Cabbage

Kurobuta Pork Chops with Daikon, Carrots, and Cabbage

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Kurobuta Tomahawk Chops with Daikon, Carrots, and Cabbage

Makes 4 Servings
wine WINE PAIRING
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Kurobuta (aka Berkshire) pork is a heritage breed bred for superior marbling that helps keep it rich & moist when conventional pork can dry out. Here we’ve paired luxurious tomahawk chops (which have long Frenched bones) with Japanese flavors of toasted sesame, daikon radish, mirin & soy.

INGREDIENTS
  • Sesame Seed Salt
  • ¼ cup White Sesame Seeds, toasted
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • ½ cup Mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 small (8”-10”) Daikon Radish, peeled & sliced into ½” rounds
  • 4 Carrots, peeled & roll-cut
  • 1 small Red Cabbage, cored & cut into 2” chunks

DIRECTIONS

1

Slice the rack between the bones into 2-bone chops.
2

Season the chops with salt.
3

Optional: move the chops into the fridge for an hour and half for the salt to draw out some of their moisture.
4

Preheat your oven to 450°F.
5

Pulse the salt and sesame seeds together in a spice grinder until combined & broken up, but not ground to a fine powder.
6

Stir together the mirin, sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar.
7

Put the cabbage, carrots and daikon in a roasting pan. Drizzle them with the mirin mixture. Roast the vegetables until softened & caramelized.
8

Get a large oiled frying pan or skillet very hot over high heat. Sear the pork chops in the pan, turning, until well browned on all sides.
9

Move the chops to a roasting pan bone-side down (the bones act as a natural roasting rack) and roast them to an internal temperature of 145°F.
10

Remove the chops from the oven and hot pan. Let them rest, loosely covered with foil, for 10-15 minutes.
11

Put some of the cabbage, daikon, and carrot on each plate.
12

Top the veggies on each plate with a pork chop. Sprinkle the chop & plate with the sesame seed salt. Serve.
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