Jun 05 2008

Recipe – Pork Chops with Blueberries

While this recipe is based on the one by the same name in ‘The Silver Spoon’ I have however made some subtle changes to the ingredients and quantities that I think improve it over the base recipe. It’s a ridiculously simple and beautiful meal with the blueberries and honey really bringing out the natural sweetness of the pork. As usual, I’ll let you decide what side dish to accompany this with, but you’ll find my preferred choice after the recipe at the end.

I will be strict here and insist on pork rib chops for this as they are by far the tastiest chop type with this. Also you MUST use red gum honey for the best result. I’ve experimented and tried blue gum and plain honey and neither are anywhere as good in the end dish. Finally it’s important to have a good quality overproof pan or casserole dish with a lid – the best dishes need the best utensils! 😉

I’ll also aim to get some photos of this out on the weekend, as I will be cooking it then.

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

  • 4 Pork Rib Chops – (these are the best chop ones to use)
  • Flour for dusting
  • 300g Blueberries
  • 60g Red Gum honey
  • 150ml ml Red wine
  • 25g Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt

Preparation:

  1. Dust the pork chops with flour.
  2. Process the blueberries in a blender for a minute and when pulped add the honey, and blend again for 20 secs or so until mixed.

Cooking:

  1. In a large ovenproof frying pan, melt the butter with the olive oil.
  2. Add the chops and fry turning occasionally on each side until both sides appear lightly browned all over. Season with a little salt.
  3. Add the glass of wine and cook further until the liquid has partly reduced down from evaporation.
  4. Turn the heat off and immediately spread the blueberry mixture over the chops. Then cover the pan and transfer to a preheated oven at 200°C and cook for 15 – 20 minutes.
  5. Remove and stand for 5 minutes before serving with your choice of side dish.

Total Time – approx 45 mins.

And for my recommend choice of side dish / accompianment?  I like to go for some simple roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes. These can be cooked in parallel with this dish so doesn’t push out the total cooking time too much.

Enjoy! 🙂

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Recipe – Pork Chops with Blueberries”

  1. jayon 09 Jun 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Jef,
    Will give this a try this week, looks like a great winter warmer.

    Jay

  2. sbutineauon 26 Aug 2008 at 10:59 am

    This looks good! I will give it a try this coming weekend. thanks for sharing. regards Suzanne

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