A couple of Posts ago, was one in my series, 'Taking on Jamie' the Golden Chicken with Braised Greens and Potato Gratin. Whoops that's a bit arrogant, calling it My Series but
I am working my way though his 15 minute Meal Idea.
Haven't been that successful with completing the meals in 15 minutes... but there has been some very yummy meals out of this exercise
I decided to adapt the technique of cooking the chicken breast, a la Golden Chicken, to a pork chop.
It worked very well
All it takes is a Good Pork Chop, per person
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
10-12 sage leaves chopped
Accompany this with Oven Fried Chips
and a favourite, Peas
Of course you could cook the Braised greens and Potato Gratin.
Check that out.
Pre-heat oven to 180C
First score some notches in the skin side of the pork chop with a sharp knife
This helps the fat to cook in the fairly short time it takes to cook the chop
Don't salt the meat until just about to cook as it will extract juice from the meat.
The aim of this dish is to keep that Pork Chop really juicy and delicious
Lay a piece of baking paper on the bench
Drizzle over some olive oil
Grind some pepper and sprinkle with sage leaves
Place the chop on top and turn over so the whole chop is smothered with the tasty oil
Cover with the other side of the paper and let sit for about an hour or so just to let the flavours meld
Heat an oven proof pan to medium to hot
Season the chop with sea salt
Add to pan
Cook about 2 -3 minutes to get a nice colour
Turn and place in oven for about 4 minutes
Remove and set aside to rest for about 5 minutes
The chop should be just cooked and beautiful and juicy
Add juice of a lemon to the pan to make a little gravy
Pour over the cooked chop
Mashed potatoes and peas would be good but the chips and peas went down very well in our house