These Apple Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops are delicious. Juices from the stuffing seep into the pork and vice versa in the most delectable way. But what drinks pair well with this dish? Read on to find out.
This particular pork chop recipe calls for pecans and apple, making it an ideal pairing for an Alsatian Riesling. Consider the 2007 Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling for a delicious start. If you prefer a red wine-pork chop pairing, then a fruit-forward Merlot or Pinot Noir would handle the variety of flavors put forth in this recipe. To shake things up a bit and break out of the “red wine/white wine” box, consider an Amontillado Sherry for its pairing versatility and ability to complement the pork, pecan and apple components of this dish.
According to What to Drink with What You Eat, both pecans and pork pair nicely with whiskey. For this particular recipe, try simple whiskey cocktails because there is so much going on in the main course. Try a Fancy Whiskey with its touch of orange or the classic Manhattan. The apple in the pork chop also alludes to the enhancement of this flavor with a cocktail such as the popular Washington Apple.
A good beer to try with this stuffed pork chop is a Dunkel Weisse. The dark wheat beer works with this recipe in many ways; the pairing of the two lifts both drink and dish to new levels. The heavy ale blends very nicely with the earthy flavors of the pecans and pork. At the same time, the sweetness of the beer compliments the apples and onions while bringing up the sharpness of the cayenne. The soft mouthfeel of the beer washes the mouth without entirely cleansing it, setting one up perfectly for the next bite.