Recipe of the week: Perfect chutney and thyme pork chops

This recipe draws on the classic combination of traditional sweet and savoury flavours to create a delightfully well-rounded Spring time dish using chutney, red wine and other jars or bottles you might have received as a gift that you’d like to use. It serves four and is best served with a peppery rocket and watercress salad to counter the sweetness of the chutney. Pork chops Ingredients 4 pork chops Salt and pepper Fresh thyme 8-10 potatoes, sliced 1 large red onion, sliced For the sauce: 150ml real ale chutney 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 250ml Cabernet Sauvignon 100ml beef stock Directions Rub the chops and with the salt, pepper and crushed thyme. The red onion should be sliced into strips and scattered over the pork chops before roasting. Mix all of the sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl along with a crushed handful of thyme. Heat in a saucepan until the juices have emulsified. Oven cook: pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6 (200 degrees Centigrade). Grease a large baking dish with olive oil and finish seasoning the chops with rock salt and cracked black pepper. Place the sliced potatoes evenly around the dish and delicately place the pork chops on top, allowing the juices to run into the herby potatoes. Pour the sauce evenly over the chops. Cook for 25–30 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown. Alternatively, grill (without potatoes): thick chops require a slower heat in order to cook right through without drying them out. Preheat the grill and turn over after one minute. Turn the heat down to medium after two minutes and let them cook for a further 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Thank you to Virginia Hayward Ltd. for the recipe. If you have a recipe you would like to share with A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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