Pork Chops & Peaches

I frequently make pork chops in the oven, but this stovetop recipe is something special. I don’t know if it’s the thrill of the flambé or whether it’s the sweet, charred peaches that gives it its edge. Whatever it is, it works for me.

Who’s hungry? Vincent and I, so this dish is for two.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops with rind (250 g each)
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 can of peach halves in syrup (410 g)
  • 2 tbsp garlic & chilli (or 2 cloves minced garlic & 1 finely chopped chilli)
  • 50 ml whisky
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Prep your piggies

Preheat the oven’s grill (broiler) and cut the rinds off the pork chops, leaving a little bit of fat on the chops.

Score the fatty sides on the rinds and chops.

Season the chops with salt and pepper.

Let’s cook

Place the rinds fat-side down on a baking tray and place it under the hot grill for 5 to 7 min to crisp into crackling. Once done, remove and set aside.

Prop the pork chops up on their fatty edges in a pan and turn the heat up high. Let the fat render for about 4 minutes.

Cook the chops on either side for 5 minutes, then remove them from the pan and set aside.

Strip the rosemary leaves from the stalks and place them in the hot pan with olive oil. Add the garlic & chilli and drained peaches. Stir often so the garlic doesn’t burn.

Once the peaches are nice and golden, place the pork chops back in the pan along with the crackling.

Pour the whisky into the pan and set alight with a match to flambé your dish.

Serve immediately. We enjoyed this dish with my peas with mint, garlic & chilli.

The crackling adds a scrumptious crunch and the sweet & spicy peach flavours are just divine with the smoky pork meat.

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Pork Chops & Peaches

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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A super easy yet utterly impressive dish that is bursting with sweet, smoky & spicy flavours.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops with rind (250 g each)
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 can of peach halves in syrup (410 g)
  • 2 tbsp garlic & chilli (or 2 cloves minced garlic & 1 finely chopped chilli)
  • 50 ml whisky
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven’s grill (broiler) and cut the rinds off the pork chops, leaving a little bit of fat on the chops. Season the chops with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the rinds fat-side down on a baking tray and place it under the hot grill for 5 to 7 min to crisp into crackling. Once done, remove and set aside.
  3. Prop the pork chops up on their fatty edges in a pan and turn the heat up high. Let the fat render for about 4 minutes.
  4. Cook the chops on either side for 5 minutes, then remove them from the pan and set aside.
  5. Strip the rosemary leaves from the stalks and place them in the hot pan with olive oil. Add the garlic & chilli and drained peaches. Stir often so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  6. Once the peaches are nice and golden, place the pork chops back in the pan along with the crackling. Pour the whisky into the pan and set alight with a match to flambé your dish. Serve immediately.

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