A good friend cooked me dinner a while ago and it blew my mind. But she’s buggered off to live in another town, so here I am having to re-invent it myself!
You will need:
- 2 large pork chops
- 1 eating apple
- Clear, runny honey
- Wholegrain mustard
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1tsp fresh oregano
- Worcestershire sauce
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Seasoning to taste
Step 1: The day before, rub your pork chops with your seasoning, garlic powder, a drizzle of olive oil & a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Leave to marinade. (The acidity in the Worcestershire sauce will break down the protein and make it more tender).
Step 2: Cooking time! Peel and dice your apple and stew it for 10 minutes until nice and soft. Drain & put to one side.
Step 3: Add your pork chops to a pan with a little olive oil on a medium heat and add the oregano. It’ll take 6-8 minutes each side. As it’s cooking, add the mustard & honey; use to taste depending on how sweet/hot you want it. I used 1 heaped tbsp of each.
Step 4: The honey & mustard will reduce down and get sticky, at this point de-glaze with a splash of balsamic vinegar and fill the pan with half an inch of water.
Step 5: When the pork chops are cooked put them in a warm oven whilst you make the sauce. Add the apples and garlic (crushed) to that honey mustard heaven in your pan (go on, have a little taste. HEAVEN.)
You can add a small amount of gravy granules if you want this to be a bit more robust. Reduce down until the consistency is syrupy.
And you’re done! Serve it with whatever you fancy, we had it with foil baked sweet potato & green veg.
This pork chop recipe is at restaurant levels of tasty. Seriously juicy, sweet and tangy: delicious! You can cook it in well under 30 minutes too. Vegetables taste SO much better when there’s a decent bit of meat on the side!