Pork Chops with Greens and Mustard Pan Sauce

If I take out the pantry staples in the ingredient list, you need approximately three items to create this fast and delightful dinner. Like chicken, there are a million ways to partner seared pork chops with different sides and sauces to transform an average preparation of meat into something spectacular.

In the culinary arts, there's a word for everything, including the brown particles found at the bottom of pans after browning meat or vegetables, known as fond. Because of how it is created, fond is essentially concentrated flavor, and the technique for dislodging the fond from the bottom of the pan and incorporating into a sauce is called deglazing. You may have also heard it referred to as a pan sauce. It's a quick way to add more flavor and moisture to your meal.

In this recipe, you add tangy whole grain mustard and sweet honey to the fond left in your saucepan and make a thick and silky sauce that will make your mouth water.