Lidia Bastianich’s Oven-Braised Pork Chops Recipe | TheChew

Lidia Bastianich’s Oven-Braised Pork Chops Recipe | TheChew


PLEASE WELCOME BACK OUR DEAR FRIEND, LIDIA BASTIANICH.>>YES, YES.>>SO, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW THIS AMERICA, BUT LIDIA’S PRACTICALLY ONE OF MY MOMS. HER SON JOSEPH BASTIANICH IS MY PARTNER IN ALMOST EVERY BUSINESS THAT I’VE EVER OPENED AND ONE OF THE DRIVING FORCES IN EVERY DECISION I’VE EVER MADE THAT TURNED OUT TO BE GOOD. OF COURSE, THAT EITHER INDIRECTLY OR LIKE PUPPET STRINGS BY MAMA HERSELF, SO, SHE PUT US TOGETHER A LONG TIME AGO KNOWING THAT THIS MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN. AND IN FACT, YOU HAD A GOOD CALL.>>I DID, I DID. AND I LOVE, I LOVE KIND OF HAVING YOU AS MY ADOPTED SON.>>THAT’S EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS.>>YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES HE NEEDS A LITTLE DIRECTION. [ LAUGHTER ]>>DO TELL, LIDIA.>>A LITTLE DIRECTION. IT’S MORE LIKE A LITTLE SMACK ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD IS WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT.>>BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF LOVE. >>SO YOU HAVE A NEW BOOK.>>A NEW BOOK.>>YET ANOTHER BOOK.>>YES, YES.>>220 RECIPES WHICH IS ATYPICAL. MOST COOKBOOKS AT THIS POINT SOLD HAVE ABOUT 100. HOW DID YOU CHOOSE THESE RECIPES?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THEM IS RECIPES THAT I’VE HAD. I’VE MODIFIED THEM. BUT, THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING.>>RIGHT.>>AND CELEBRATING LIKE AN ITALIAN. SO, I CHOSE RECIPES THAT ARE REALLY GREAT FOR BIG NUMBERS. YEAH, AND YOU KNOW THAT. THE OVEN, THE BRAISING IS THE THING WHEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF –>>A LITTLE HANDS OFF. YOU GET STUFF GOING, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WATCH IT TOO CAREFULLY.>>EXACTLY. YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE PARTY.>>RIGHT.>>AND THIS IS ONE OF THOSE GREAT DISHES THAT YOU CAN. AND WE’RE GONNA DO HERE ONE RECIPE FOR FOUR. BUT, YOU KNOW YOU CAN MULTIPLY THIS. YOU CAN JUST DO THIS IN A ROASTING PAN AND THEN PUT IT AND YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR 12 AND SO ON. SO, THIS IS WHAT THE BOOK IS ALL ABOUT. AND IT’S ABOUT HOW TO ENJOY YOUR PARTY, AND, YOU KNOW, MAKE IT ITALIAN.>>SO, I FOLLOW OF COURSE — I MEAN I’VE BEEN TO YOUR HOUSE SEVERAL MILLION TIMES.>>BEFORE WE GET IN HERE –>>YES?>>CAN YOU SOAK THOSE CHERRIES WITH WINE?>>YES.>>I’LL HAVE MY SOUS CHEF CARLA DO IT. CARLA, I’M NOT GONNA SHOW YOU THE RECIPE. JUST DUMP SOME STUFF ON THAT, WILL YOU?>>I TRUST YOU. I WILL DO WHAT YOU SAY.>>OKAY.>>YOU KNOW, I WANT THEM TO GET SOAKED. THE CHERRIES, APPLES AND ONIONS AND PORK.>>HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG?>>YOU CANNOT GO WRONG.>>THERE YOU GO.>>ALL RIGHT, SO LET ME ASK YOU THIS. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AT YOUR REGULAR SUNDAY SUPPER? WHEN EVERYONE’S IN TOWN?>>WELL, JUST THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY, WE’RE 18.>>WOO.>>YEAH.>>AND THAT IS HOW MANY GENERATIONS?>>FOUR.>>SO GRANDMA?>>GRANDMA, 97.>>97. I KNOW AND LOVE HER.>>YEAH, YEAH. BRAND MA AND THEN I’M THE NEXT GENERATION.>>YOU’RE THE NEXT ONE DOWN.>>AND THEN JOE AND TONYA.>>JOE AND TONYA.>>AND THEN THE FIVE GRANDKIDS. AND THEN MY BROTHER JOINS IN WITH HIS THREE KIDS.>>RIGHT.>>AND HIS GRANDKIDS.>>RIGHT.>>AND THE TABLE –>>THAT’S LIKE AN ARMY. YOU COULD TAKE OVER ALL OF QUEENS AND LONG ISLAND.>>BUT, I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. ABSOLUTELY.>>SO, THIS PAST YEAR DID YOU CHANGE UP ANYTHING? I MEAN, DID OLIVIA GET INVOLVED IN HOSTING SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES? THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION ON THE MASS MEDIA, ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA. WHO WAS HOSTING THIS LAST PARTY?>>TONYA, MY DAUGHTER.>>TONYA, DID IT. ALL RIGHT.>>TONYA, MY DAUGHTER. SHE DID IT AT HER HOUSE. SHE’S IN WALKING DISTANCE FOR ME.>>OF COURSE.>>AND YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE GET TOGETHER, THAT WE GATHER AS A FAMILY. NOT ONLY ON HOLIDAYS, BUT YOU KNOW, WHENEVER YOU CAN DURING THE WEEK. YOU KNOW, HOW IMPORTANT — BEING ITALIAN, HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS. AND SO YOU KNOW, I BEGAN TO TALK TO MY DAUGHTER, AND MY SON, AND YOU, YOU KNOW, WHO’S GONNA CARRY ON THE TRADITION? WHO’S GONNA BE DOING THIS?>>TA-DA! WE ALL ARE BECAUSE WE LEARNED FROM YOU.>>THERE YOU GO.>>AND THAT’S THE MAIN THING.>>SO SHE, THIS YEAR — ALSO BECAUSE I HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH MY ANKLE, YOU WERE HERE. AND SHE SAID “MA, I’LL DO IT THIS YEAR.” SHE DID A FANTASTIC JOB.>>YOU DIDN’T TOUCH ANY FOOD?>>NO. THIS IS –>>ALL RIGHT, SO WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO DOWN HERE?>>OKAY, WE WANT TO –>>YOU WANT TO PULL THEM OUT AND PUT THE REST OF THE STUFF IN AND PUT THE CHOPS IN?>>NO, WE’LL JUST PUT EVERYTHING IN.>>OKAY. ALL RIGHT, SO –>>PUT SOME GARLIC.>>GARLIC.>>OKAY.>>AND THEN?>>AND THEN THE ONION.>>RIGHT.>>OKAY.>>AND YOU SEE THE ONIONS? YOU LEAVE A LITTLE BIT LIKE A WEDGE SO THEY STAY TOGETHER.>>RIGHT.>>SO, I PUT THAT IN.>>ALL RIGHT.>>OKAY.>>PACKING, PACKING, PACKING.>>THEN YOU COULD PUT THE APPLES IN.>>APPLES. WHAT KIND OF APPLES ARE WE USING?>>OKAY, YOU CAN PUT THE — WE’LL PUT THE VINEGAR IN HERE.>>OKAY.>>AND THE HONEY. AND MIX THAT WELL.>>ALL RIGHT.>>SO LET THAT CARAMELIZE NICE. OKAY.>>AND LIFT THE PORK CHOP UP A LITTLE BIT AND SLIDE SOME OF THAT STUFF UNDER THERE.>>IT’S NICE ON THE OTHER SIDE.>>OH, IT’S BEAUTIFUL.>>THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. THAT’S WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.>>THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.>>DEEP, DARK GOLDEN BROWN IS WHERE THE JAM IS GONNA HAPPEN.>>OKAY.>>ALL RIGHT.>>YOU’VE GOT BOTH SIDES BROWNED NICELY.>>WE’VE GOT ALL THE STUFF GOING ON IN THERE. AND THE VINEGAR SOAKED CHERRIES. RIGHT.>>THE HONEY. THE CHERRIES.>>RIGHT.>>OKAY. NOW, WHEN YOU KNOW YOU COOK VINEGAR IT KIND OF HITS YOU.>>GETS YOU A LITTLE BOOM-BOOM.>>SO, LET’S LOWER THAT.>>LOWER THE HEAT.>>AND YOU LET THIS SIMMER. YOU CAN COVER, PUT IT IN THE OVEN.>>DO WE PUT IT IN THE OVEN?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ALL RIGHT, I LIKE PUTTING IT IN THE OVEN. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WITH THAT SAGE?>>YOU PUT THAT ON TOP OF IT. COME ON.>>I GUESS I DIDN’T READ THE RECIPE. I’M SORRY. I AM BLOWING IT UP AND DOWN ALL OVER TODAY.>>AND YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE BRANCH IS LIKE THAT.>>RIGHT.>>BECAUSE THEN SAGE IS DELICIOUS. GIVES YOU A LOT FOR PORK AND FOR CHICKEN. I LOVE SAGE. AND LEAVES ALL THE FLAVORS. BUT, TO EAT IT, I DON’T PARTICULARLY LIKE IT.>>IT’S A LITTLE POWERFUL.>>EXACTLY. SO, PUT THE WHOLE BRANCH I

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