Recipe: Pork Chop Recipe

PORK CHOP RECIPE

Pork chops is one of the most searched for recipes on the whole of the internet this year, so we thought, with your help, we'd come up with a brilliant option and flavour combination. Superb autumnal flavours and combos.

Ingredients

Pork Dish

  • 2 chunky pork chops
  • 50 ml cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp horseradish sauce
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 onion
  • 2 red eating apples

Rice Dish

  • 100 g red rice
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 1 handful of chopped walnuts
  • 1 bunch of fresh chives
  • 100 g blueberries
  • 1/2 savoy cabbage
Brine the pork

Step 1

Brine The Pork

Grab the pork chops and prick all over with a fork or knife. Stir the cider vinegar, horseradish sauce, oil together with a pinch of salt and pepper. Brine the pork in the liquid, covered in the fridge for several hours.

Prep onion, apple & thyme

Step 2

Prep Onion, Apple & Thyme

Strip the leaves from the thyme. Peel and slice the onion, then core and chunk up the apples.

Rice dish

Step 3

Rice Dish

Boil the chicken stock with 100ml of water in a saucepan. Add the wild rice and simmer gently with a lid on for 30-35 minutes (or as instructed on the back of the packet). Chop the walnuts and chives roughly.

How to cook the pork

Step 4

How To Cook The Pork

Preheat an oven to 200ºC. Heat the olive oil and butter in a frying pan over a fairly high heat, then remove the pork from the brine and fry for a couple of minutes on each side to gain a golden colour. Transfer to a baking tray and add the sliced onion, chopped apples and thyme into the same pan to cook in the butter for 2-3 minutes. Tip the contents of the frying pan onto the baking tray beside the chops, then sit the chops on top. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until just cooked through.

Cabbage

Step 5

Cabbage

Remove the outer leaves from the cabbage and shred finely. Sauté in the previously used pan with a little oil, butter and a pinch of salt and pepper for 2-3 minutes.

Finish rice & serve

Step 6

Finish Rice & Serve

Stir the walnuts, blueberries and chives into the rice once the grains have absorbed the liquid and are fluffy and cooked through. Serve the rice with cabbage as perfect sides to a pork chop, nestled on a pile of softened onions and apples. Serves 2

Comments

esilent

8-10 minutes in the oven wasn't nearly enough to cook the pork. Beyond that, the dish was great!

shbenj

Succulent roasted pork rack with a crispy crackle, served with braised celery heart and a pork and apple jus, with a side of celeriac puree and a celery and apple salad

welouise

What is Red Rice?

hungryandnerdy

First time making pork chops that aren't breaded (is that the proper word?)! Made my brine with mustard instead of horseradish sauce because 1) I didn't have any horseradish sauce and 2) I don't actually like horseradish sauce (which is probably why I don't have any).

imsokeiko

Marinated the pork for two days. Cooked Sunday night and portioned it out for the week's lunches. Don't like the sweet apple mixing with the savory dish, but otherwise plan to make this again.

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