The name behind The Curious Pig comes from a blend of Chef Scott’s favorite things. Curious comes from one of Scott’s favorite breweries, Creature Comforts. There are two things that inspired Pig.
Chef Scott’s favorite restaurant, The Ravenous Pig is located in Orlando. For 15 years, Scott shared a bond with his dog, Pig, remembered as the sweetest and most loving companion. She was his best friend and had a huge impact on his life.
Enjoy his recipe for The Curious Pig’s Signature Pork Chop.
Double cut pork chop
Your favorite BBQ rub
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of white wine
½ cup of green onions
½ cup of parsley
1 tablespoon thyme
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 sticks of butter
1 tablespoon of cream
1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Season the chops with the rub; add to the EGG and sear for 4 minutes on each side.
Add the convEGGtor for indirect cooking at 350°F/176°C.
Roast the chops until the internal temperature reaches 145°F/63°C.
For the Herb Beurre Blanc sauce, add the green onions, parsley, thyme, garlic and white wine to a pot on medium heat. Once the wine has reduced by half, strain the herbs and add cream and lemon juice. Whisk in 1 stick of cubed butter to the mixture, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve on top of the pork chop.
Recipe and photo from Big Green Egg and courtesy of Scott Smith, owner and executive chef of The Curious Pig.