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    Sunday, August 25, 2013

    Delicious Pork Chop - Pinching Ideas from Jamie

    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
    Olive oil

    Lemon juice

    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
    Serve with whatever you like
    Mashed potatoes and peas would be good but the chips and peas went down very well in our house

    1 comment:

    Katie Zeller said...

    I live this - we both love sage and it's time to start moving indoors... Interesting way to 'marinate' it.