Winter Warming Pork Chops Recipe

Winter Warming Pork Chops Recipe

Le Creuset 3-Ply Stainless Steel

 26cm Square Roaster

 

Fennel-crusted Pork Chops with Apple, Braised Peas and Lettuce

 Serves 2

 Leftover lettuce can be a bit unappealing, but Le Creuset have got a recipe here that turns it into a delicious advantage! Use lettuce leaves to soak up the gorgeous juices from your roast pork – it’s a total game-changer.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

 

For the Pork and Apple

2 apples, sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 pork chops, bone in

1 tablespoon fennel seeds

Sea salt and pepper to taste

6 sage leaves

1 sprig thyme

100g pomegranate seeds, to serve

 

For the Braised Peas and Lettuce

1 butter lettuce, broken into individual leaves (or any available leftover lettuce)

100g frozen peas


 

METHOD

 

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ Gas Mark 7

 

1. Cut the apples lengthways into ½cm slices and spread them out in the roaster. Cover with 1 tablespoon of the oil.
2. Rub the pork chops in the remaining oil, fennel seeds and salt and pepper. Heat a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat and brown the chops either side for 30 seconds, reserve the pan with cooking juices for later.
3. Place the chops on the bed of apple slices and top with the thyme and sage leaves. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes until the chops are cooked to your liking.
4. Give the meat a moment to rest out of the oven while you cook the peas and lettuce. In the frying pan used to brown the chops, add 2 tablespoons of water and bring to a simmer. Add the peas and cook for 2 minutes before adding the lettuce and seasoning. Braise in the liquid for a further 2 minutes.
5. Serve alongside the pork and apple.

 

 Cook’s Notes

Scatter pomegranate jewels on the top too – they make every dish look beautiful!

 

The Le Creuset 26cm Square Roaster is available to purchase at Manns for £129

 

31st October 2018

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