Sunday, June 13, 2010

Baked Pork Chops with a Piquant Sauce

I wanted a pork chop recipe that's totally new, different, yet very flavorful. I searched through Gordon Ramsay's endless list of recipes and found this. When I saw the can of tomatoes as one of the ingredients, I was a bit skeptical about how it will turn out. Although I assumed it tasted like tomato sauce, I was anticipating a taste particularly different from a spaghetti sauce.

The taste was certainly distinctive. The thyme, rosemary, garlic
and tomatoes gave a delicate and rich punch to the dish. The sugar gave a smooth sweetness to the sauce. It's very easy and fast to cook so it is perfect for busy moms (and dads).

Here are the ingredients you will need:

4 pork chops, about 250g each
a little olive oil plus extra to drizzle
few thyme sprigs
few rosemary sprigs (leaves only)
1/2 head of garlic, separated into cloves (unpeeled)
sea salt and black pepper 
3 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
1 red chili, deseeded and finely chopped
200g chestnut mushrooms, trimmed and finely sliced
400g can chopped tomatoes
sea salt and black pepper
1tsp caster sugar

For the cooking procedure just click here--> pork chops with a piquant sauce

For the cooking video just click here--> pork chops with a piquant sauce

Note: You can be flexible with the ingredients and the procedure. I omitted the red chili and I sometimes just fry the pork chops. It is easier to clean the stove top than the oven :D

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