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Pork Chops with Warm Apple Raddichio Salad and Fried Zucchini

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YEP. I made it for dinner. I took pictures. I remembered the camera. I'm posting it AAALLLLLL. Thank you Gordon Ramsay.

It was good. I had pretty high expectations and the meat definitely held up those expectations. I was wary of the salad. I'm not a fan of raddichio (or Belgian endive by another name). The combination with apples and fresh thyme was refreshing.  I used tempura mix from a box so I didn't have to slave over it from scratch. Little timesavers like that kept me moving so dinner took altogether only about 30 minutes to prepare.

This link is to the original recipe.

And now for what I actually did.

Ingredients
For the pork
3 pork chops, center loin cut with bone, about 1.2 lbs for all
2 Tablespoons olive oil
red salt and black pepper
1 large crushed garlic clove
4 fresh sage leaves
2 Tablespoons butter
3/4 cup marsala wine

For the salad
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored, sliced
1 head raddichio
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
3 Tablespoons cid…