Combine the sugar, vanilla bean and butter in a medium sized saute pan over medium heat. Cook until the butter melts and the sugar is golden. Add the pear slices to the pan and cook until tender. Remove the pears from the pan and set aside. Reserve the sauce in the pan for the pork marinade.
Pour approximately 2 cups of chicken stock into the pan of reserved pear sauce. Over medium heat, reduce the liquid by 1/2. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Marinate the pork chops in the liquid for 1 hour. Remove the chops from the marinade and coat each side with coarsely ground black pepper.
In a separate medium sized saute pan, pan-sear the pork chops on 1 side for 5 minutes, turn and sear the other side for about 3 minutes or until desired doneness is reached.
While the pork chops are cooking, combine cream cheese and Stilton in a medium sized mixing bowl. Cream the cheeses together with a hand blender until they are combined. Once the pork chops are thoroughly cooked, liberally spread the cheese on top of each piece. Serve with pears, caramelized onions and rosemary potatoes.
In a medium sized saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions to the pan and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Cook the onions until they caramelize.
In a medium sized saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Clean the potatoes, and then slice them into thin rounds. Saute the potatoes in the oil with rosemary and salt and pepper. Cook the potatoes until they are brown on both sides. When the potatoes are done, remove them from the pan and drain the excess oil. Set aside.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Team A - The Band