Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Another incredibly easy dish which can be prepared the night before. This works well served with lots of vegetables. I chose marsh samphire as I’d bought a huge bag of it from my local grocery store. I also used it in the salmon dish yesterday.

Serves 4

Prep: 15 minutes. Cooking: 20 minutes

4 boneless pork chops
60ml (¼ cup) balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp raw honey (optional)
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp crushed red chilli flakes
Sea or rock salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6

Method

1. Season pork chops to taste with salt and pepper.

2. In a small saucepan, combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, red chilli flakes, and salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer until slightly thickened (5-6 minutes).

3. Heat griddle to medium and sear the pork chops on both sides.

4. Brush the pork chops with the glaze, reserving a little for later. Transfer to an ovenproof dish (I used a lasagne dish) and roast for 6-8 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and brush one last time with the balsamic glaze before serving.

Serve with lots of vegetables and roasted sweet potatoes. I used samphire as it’s my new favourite thing to eat!

chops2

Loving the sweet flavours of this balsamic glaze.

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Goes beautifully with samphire. Just fry for a couple of minutes. Easy!

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