2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 375. Brush pork with 1 tablespoon oil on both sides and sprinkle with mixture of : ½ teaspoon dried thyme, smoked paprika, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sear in a well oiled cast iron skillet on both sides. Place skillet in oven, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 145 degrees F, 14 to 20 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
Step 2: While Pork is cooking, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots or red onions and fresh thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add blackberries and cook, stirring occasionally, until the berries are softened, 5- 6 minutes. Stir in wine and increase the heat to high; cook for 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in basil and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Step 3: Serve the pork chops with the blackberry sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and thyme.
Paired with Portos Tinto Fino Adapted from Eating Well June 2020