Pressure Cooker Lemongrass Pumpkin Congee (Tinutuan)

1/2 cup (120 grams) long grain or short grain rice
8 cups water
1 stalk lemongrass (or 2 stalks if you like a very strong lemongrass flavor)
3 cups diced kabocha squash (the yield from half a kabocha squash)
1 cup sweet corn kernels
4 cups spinach
(Optional) 1 bunch of Thai basil leaves for garnish
Sambal and/or fried shallot for serving

Add rice and water to cover in a large bowl. Use your hand to gently swirl a few times to rinse, discard the water. Repeat 1 to 2 times. Drain rice and transfer into an Instant Pot. Add 8 cups water.

Cut the lemongrass into 2-inch (5-cm) stalks and pound them with the back of your knife, to bruise the stalks so they release more aroma. Add the lemongrass into the Instant Pot. Set the pressure to high and timer for 15 minutes. Once the timer is up, use quick release to reduce the pressure.
Add the diced pumpkin. Cover and cook on high pressure, for another 6 minutes. Use natural release to reduce pressure.

Add the sweet corn kernels and turn on the saute function until bringing to a boil. Cook with the lid two-thirds of the way covered for 3 to 5 minutes, until the corn is cooked through.
Add the spinach and continue cooking for a minute. Turn off the Instant pot.

Transfer the porridge into serving bowls. Serve hot with sambal and / or fried shallot.

Hot Mulled Cider

1 gallon apple cider
3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay
1/4 cup honey 2 quince—peeled, cored and finely chopped
One 4-inch rosemary sprig
Two 3- to 4-inch cinnamon sticks, broken
4 cloves
1 star anise
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Combine the cider, wine, honey, quince, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves, star anise and lemon zest in a large saucepan and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes. Strain the mulled cider and discard the solids. Serve the mulled cider warm.

Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter

4 pounds sweet potatoes
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup apple butter
Salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Pierce the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and place on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until very tender.

Peel the sweet potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher until creamy, then mash in the butter and apple butter. Season with salt and serve.

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1/4 cup canola oil
2 1/4 pounds baby brussels sprouts or regular brussels sprouts halved lengthwise
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons and softened
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 cup Grade A pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 cup vacuum-packed roasted chestnuts, coarsely chopped (6 ounces)
1 tablespoon walnut oil

Heat the canola oil in a very large skillet until shimmering. Add the brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper, then cook over high heat without stirring until they are browned, about 2 minutes. Add the unsalted butter and brown sugar and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the brown sugar is melted. Add the maple syrup and cook, stirring occasionally, until the brussels sprouts are just crisp-tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in the cider vinegar. Add the chestnuts and walnut oil and cook until hot.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the brussels sprouts and chestnuts to a bowl. Boil the cooking liquid over high heat until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the brussels sprouts and serve.

Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds trimmed beef flatiron steak or chuck, cut into 8 pieces
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
One 750-milliliter bottle dry red wine
2 bay leaves
1 thyme sprig
One 5-ounce piece of pancetta
15 pearl or small cipollini onions, peeled
15 cremini mushrooms
15 baby carrots, peeled
Sugar
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, melt the butter in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the meat in the casserole in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 8 minutes. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir to coat the meat with it. Add the wine, bay leaves and thyme, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Cover the casserole and transfer it to the oven. Cook the stew for 1 1/2 hours, until the meat is very tender and the sauce is flavorful.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, cover the pancetta with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain the pancetta and slice it 1/2 inch thick, then cut the slices into 1-inch-wide lardons.

In a large skillet, combine the pancetta, pearl onions, mushrooms and carrots. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/4 cup of water and a large pinch each of sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until almost all of the water has evaporated, 15 minutes. Uncover and cook over high heat, tossing, until the vegetables are tender and nicely browned, about 4 minutes.

To serve, stir some of the vegetables and lardons into the stew and scatter the rest on top as a garnish. Top with a little chopped parsley and serve.

Paste e Ceci

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
Freshly ground black pepper or red pepper flakes, to taste
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (from one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup (2 ounces or 55 grams) uncooked ditalini pasta (or another small shape; I use annelini)
2 cups (275 ml) boiling water

2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil (estimate 1 per serving)
1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
Salt and red pepper flakes

In a medium-large heavy-bottomed pot or deep saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil until it shimmers.

Add 2 smashed cloves of garlic and cook, stirring until it becomes lightly, barely browned but very fragrant. Stir in the tomato paste, salt, and pepper and cook them with the garlic for 30 seconds or so.

Add the chickpeas, pasta, and boiling water. Stir to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pot, lower the heat, and simmer until the pasta is cooked and a lot of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning and ladle into bowls.

Make finishing oil: Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil in a small sauce- or frying pan over medium-low heat with remaining clove of garlic, rosemary, a pinch or two of salt and pepper flakes, until sizzling; pull it off the heat as soon as the garlic is going to start taking on color. Drizzle this over bowls of pasta e ceci and eat it right away.

Baked Gobi Manchurian

4 cups chopped cauliflower
1 cup chopped onions
1 large bell pepper chopped or eight small little ones
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon turmeric

For the sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon Sriracha or other hot sauce

Line a sheet pan with foil and turn on your broiler.

Sprinkle the veggies with oil, salt, and turmeric.

Mix well and place veggies on foil-lined sheet.

Broil for 30 minutes or so until the veggies are cooked.

Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients and microwave for 30 seconds. Let this sit while the veggies cook.

When the veggies are done, remove from the oven and pour sauce on them, mixing as you go.

Apple Crumble

12 tablespoons/170 grams unsalted butter, melted, plus more for buttering the pan
1 1/2 cups/180 grams all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup/300 grams packed dark brown sugar, divided
1 cup/80 grams old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup/113 grams pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 1/2 pounds mixed apples, such as Granny Smith, Macintosh, and Pink Lady, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges (about 8 medium apples)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup/200 grams of the brown sugar, oats, pecans and salt. Add the butter, and stir with a fork until the crumbs are evenly moistened.

Add the apples to the buttered baking dish and toss with the remaining 1/2 cup/100 grams brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Spread the apples into an even layer.

Press the crumb mixture together to create clumps of different sizes, and sprinkle on top of the apples.

Transfer to the oven, and bake until the apples are tender and the crumb topping is crisp and deep golden brown, about 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Braised Pork with Red Wine

2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into large chunks
Salt and pepper
2 cups fruity red wine, like Beaujolais or Burgundy (pinot noir)
1 cup good stock, or water
1 pound fat carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
10 cloves garlic, more or less, peeled
2 tablespoons butter

Cooked egg noodles for serving
Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish

Combine pork, salt and pepper to taste, wine, stock, carrots and garlic in a saucepan, Dutch oven or slow cooker. Bring to a boil, then adjust heat so that mixture simmers steadily but not vigorously. (If using a slow cooker, just turn it to ”high” and let cook for at least three hours.)

Cook, stirring every half-hour or so, until meat is very tender and just about falling apart, at least an hour and most likely a bit longer. Use a slotted spoon to remove solid ingredients to a bowl, then turn heat to high. (If using a slow cooker, transfer liquid to a saucepan for this step.) Reduce to about a cup, or even less. Taste and adjust seasoning, then lower heat and stir in butter.

Add solids to sauce and reheat. Serve over egg noodles, garnished with parsley.

Roast Beef with Root Vegetable Salad

1 pound sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 pound celery root, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 pound golden beets, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
4 large unpeeled garlic cloves
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
One 1 1/2-pound eye of round beef roast, trimmed of visible fat
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons brined green peppercorns, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon of brine
1 teaspoon honey
4 cups baby arugula (about 3 ounces)

Preheat the oven to 425° and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes, parsnips, celery root, beets and garlic cloves with 3 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt. Spread the vegetables on the baking sheet and roast on the bottom rack of the oven for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until browned and very tender. Let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, in a medium ovenproof skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until shimmering. Season the roast with salt. Add it to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat, turning, until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer the roast to a plate and pour off the fat in the skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the skillet and cook, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Pour the pan juices into the large bowl.

Return the meat to the skillet and roast in the oven for 25 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 115° for medium-rare meat. Transfer the roast to a board; season with black pepper.

Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves from their skins into the meat juices in the bowl and mash with a fork. Whisk in the vinegar, peppercorns, brine and honey. Add the roasted vegetables to the bowl and toss with the dressing. Add the arugula and toss again.

Carve the roast into thin slices and serve warm or at room temperature with the salad.

Grilled Broccoli and Bread Salad with Pickled Shallots

2 large shallots, thinly sliced
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1/4 cup agave syrup
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
Kosher salt
Grated zest and juice of 1 Meyer lemon
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
1 pound broccoli, cut into long spears, stems peeled
1/2 pound vegan ciabatta, sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Maple-Ginger Roasted Vegetables with Pecans

1 1/2 cups pecans
4 medium carrots (3/4 pound), peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on the bias
2 large parsnips (1 pound), peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick on the bias
1 medium head cauliflower (2 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch florets
1 small butternut squash (2 pounds)—peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch dice
1 pound brussels sprouts, halved
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup pure maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 425. Spread the pecans in a pie plate and toast until fragrant, about 6 minutes. Let cool.

In a large bowl, toss the carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, squash and brussels sprouts with the olive oil and nutmeg and season generously with salt and black pepper. Spread the vegetables on 2 large rimmed baking sheets and roast for 30 minutes, until the vegetables begin to brown. Scatter the pecans and ginger over the vegetables and drizzle with the maple syrup; toss well. Continue to roast the vegetables for 25 minutes longer, until they are tender and golden. Scrape the vegetables into a bowl and serve hot or at room temperature.

MAKE AHEAD
The roasted vegetables can be kept at room temperature for up to two hours before serving.

Warm Winter Vegetable Salad with Feta

1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 small sweet potato (about 8 ounces), cut into 1-inch pieces
1 carrot, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 parsnip, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 small celery root (about 12 ounces), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 small beet, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 ounce feta, crumbled (1/4 cup)

Preheat the oven to 425. In a medium roasting pan, toss the onion, sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, celery root and beet with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper and roast for about 45 minutes, stirring once or twice, until tender and lightly browned in spots.

Meanwhile, spread the walnuts in a pie plate and toast until golden, about 6 minutes. Transfer the walnuts to a work surface and coarsely chop.

In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar with the lemon juice, mustard and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fold in the parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Add the vegetables and walnuts to the dressing and toss. Top the salad with the feta and serve warm or at room temperature.

MAKE AHEAD
The roasted winter vegetables and dressing can be refrigerated separately overnight. Rewarm the roasted vegetables before serving.

Roasted Cauliflower with Prosciutto and Dates

1 head (1 to 1 1/4 pounds) cauliflower (if you have a smaller head, scale down the other ingredients)
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 pitted dates
6 slices prosciutto

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Cut cauliflower into 2-inch florets. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put cauliflower in the oven and roast for 15 minutes, until starting to soften.

While cauliflower is cooking, slice dates into thin pieces. Slice prosciutto into ribbons.

After 15 minutes, take cauliflower out of the oven, stir, and add the date pieces and prosciutto ribbons.

Continue to roast cauliflower for another 15 to 20 minutes, until golden. [Editors’ note: Be sure to check after 15 minutes to make sure that the dates are not burning. Ours took about 17 minutes to get toasty and caramelized.]

Serve as is or:
On top of focaccia, flatbread, or cooked pizza dough
Stirred into a grain or lentil salad with chunks of salty cheese
Atop a bed of leaves, everything dressed with balsamic vinaigrette
Piled on ricotta
On a cheeseboard, with toothpicks for spearing the various players

Pan-Seared Butternut Squash

2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
5 fresh sage leaves, sliced into a very thin chiffonade
Leaves of 4 fresh thyme sprigs
1 medium (2 pound) butternut squash, peeled and cut into uniform 3/4-inch cubes, about 5 cups worth (if buying pre-cut squash, you’ll need about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses (See Recipe Note)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Handful of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese shavings, to serve

Heat the vegetable oil in a 12-inch cast iron pan, or a large sauté pan or skillet, over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the thyme and sage and fry them for 30 seconds. Add the squash, immediately toss to coat with the oil, and spread the squash out into as much of a single layer as possible. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Lower the heat to medium and continue cooking for another 10 minutes or longer, stirring occasionally, until the sides of the cubes vary from light to dark brown and the squash is tender all the way through when poked with a fork. Pay attention to the heat under the pan, taking care not to burn the outsides before the middles are soft, but don’t fear failure if a few of the cubes darken to near black here and there. As the squash cooks, stir and scrape often with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula that can do the work of getting the tasty bits up off the bottom of the pan without scraping it silly.

While the squash cooks, briskly whisk together the molasses, balsamic and olive oil and set it aside.

As soon as squash is tender throughout, sprinkle with salt and pepper, adding more to taste. Transfer the butternut to a platter and drizzle with the balsamic vinaigrette. Scatter the shards of cheese over top and serve immediately.

Leftovers, if any, can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days and reheated in a hot pan until warm. They are also excellent in an arugula salad with red onions and more of the same balsamic dressing.

Roasted Beet Salad with Pistachios and Feta

3 pounds beets, trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 small orange)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 medium shallot, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
4 oranges, peel and white pith removed, sliced into suprêmes or 1/2-inch tthick half-moons
1/4 cup shelled, salted pistachios
4 ounces (about 1 cup) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the center position.

Toss the beets with the olive oil, orange juice, and salt on a sheet pan and spread them in an even layer.

Roast, shaking and rotating the pan halfway through cooking, until the beets have softened and are starting to brown at the edges, about 30 minutes.

Sprinkle the shallots over the beets and roast until the shallots are golden brown and the beets are fork?tender, an additional 15 minutes.

While the beets are still warm, transfer them to a bowl, add the oranges, pistachios, feta, and chives, and toss to combine. Drizzle the salad with a bit of extra olive oil, and top with a pinch of pepper.

Serve the salad warm or at room temperature, or chill in the refrigerator. It will keep, in an airtight container, for about 4 days.

Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin with Butternut Squash and Apples

4 cups chopped, peeled butternut squash (about ¾-inch chunks; about 1 large squash)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch chunks
1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick chunks
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each), trimmed of all visible fat
2 teaspoons dried herbes de Provence
1 teaspoon ground mustard (such as Colman’s)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 450°F with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Toss together the squash, apples, onion, garlic, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the thyme on the prepared pan until well combined. Spread out the vegetables evenly.

Place the pork tenderloins on a plate. Pat them dry with a paper towel, then rub them with the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, the herbes de Provence, ground mustard, and pepper until coated on all sides.

Place the tenderloins on top of the vegetables in the sheet pan, leaving some space between the two pieces of meat.

Roast the pork and vegetables for 15 minutes, then use kitchen tongs to flip the tenderloins over. Continue to roast until the vegetables are browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 145°F, an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Allow the pork to rest, loosely covered with aluminum foil, for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cutting board to slice.

Sheet Pan Chicken with Fennel and Oranges

1/2 cup orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
Generous pinch saffron threads
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 small bulbs fennel, trimmed and cut into ½-inch wedges
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1½ pounds)
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks (about 1 pound)
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 small orange (such as a mandarin or
clementine), peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch-thick rounds

Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Whisk together the orange juice, saffron, orange zest, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and ½ teaspoon of the salt in a medium-size bowl. Add the fennel wedges and toss to coat. Arrange the fennel on the prepared pan and pour any remaining liquid ovrr the top.

Place the chicken pieces on the sheet pan around the fennel, spacing them evenly apart. Rub the chicken pieces with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle them with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Arrange the orange slices atop and around the chicken.

Bake until the juices run clear when the thickest part of the thighs are pricked with a knife, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Set the oven to broil and place a rack 4 inches from the heat.

Place the pan under the broiler and cook, keeping a close eye on the chicken so it doesn’t burn, until the chicken skin is deeply crisp and golden, about 3 minutes.

Sheet Pan Chicken with Cauliflower

8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
(about 2 pounds total)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes and drained
1 cup pitted green olives, halved

Combine the chicken thighs with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil,
2 teaspoons of the curry powder, the cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon of the paprika,the cinnamon, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a large zip-top bag. Seal the bag and mush gently
to coat the chicken. Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for at least 45 minutes and up to overnight.

When you’re ready to cook, preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Place the cauliflower on the sheet pan. Add the remaining
2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons curry powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss to coat.

Scatter the apricots and olives over the cauliflower, and toss to combine. Spread into a single layer.

Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and place them atop the cauliflower, spacing them evenly apart. Discard the bag with any remaining marinade. Roast, rotating the pan halfway through, until the cauliflower is slightly charred and
the chicken is cooked through (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat will register 165°F), about 45 minutes.

Enjoy the chicken warm, piled with cauliflower, apricots, and olives.

Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts and Apples

4 (8-ounce) pork chops, bone-in, 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Panko
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 cup vegetable oil

FOR THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND APPLES

1 pound brussels sprouts, halved
1 Gala apple, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine brussels sprouts, apple, olive oil, brown sugar, rosemary and sage; season with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.

Season pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. In another large bowl, combine Panko, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, paprika and vegetable oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Working one at a time, dip pork chops into the egg mixture, then dredge in the Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
Place pork chops onto the prepared baking sheet; place brussels sprouts mixture around pork chops.

Place into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Turn pork chops over, and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until the pork is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
Serve immediately.