What can I say about this recipe…I adore it. I went to yoga and came home to make this recipe, it was ready in less than a half hour, it was so easy I had time to record a juggling instagram video and make a salad! I love making pork and never know what to do with it other than fry and serve with apple sauce, so when flicking through my mum’s handwritten recipes (the book is in such bad condition I hold it together with a fold back clip so flicking is a bit of an exaggeration…more like turning the pages with extreme care!), I stumbled across this little gem. So packed with flavour, so simple and inspiring , it begs you to make variations! So here it is nice and uncomplicated and unashamedly big on taste:
*Disclaimer : you will need a pressure cooker for this one.
- 4no Lean Pork chops
- 1 tsp Garlic
- 50ml Soy Sauce
- 50ml Honey
- 60ml White wine (or champagne or apricot jam whatever you have lying around)
- 5ml Ground ginger
- 5ml dried sage/rosemary
- Water to keep moist
- 1/2 chopped green apples (I’ve also used apricots for this recipe)
- Fry pork chops lightly until browned on a high heat
- Remove from heat and place chops in pressure cooker
- Add sauce ingredients (everything else listed above). Make sure the liquid is just enough to cover the chops
- Put the lid on the cooker and return to high heat until pressure cooker is under pressure (red nozzel has lifted into position)
- Reduce heat to a simmer and keep pressure cooker on the plate for 10-15 minutes
- Turn off heat and release steam
*The apricot/apple should mash easily/have dissolved into the mix, serve with the bits of cooked fruit on top – it’s delicious!
I served the chops with a watermelon salad – click here to get the recipe.
Making this recipe I had to google how to use a pressure cooker and I was so scared of the steam my long suffering husband had to be the brave soul to release the pressure from the cooker! I remember my mum using the pressure cooker all the time and with ease, in those days when pressure cookers used to explode. Fortunately for us there are so many safety valves on them now I recon it would be pretty difficult to get one to explode anymore….but I’m not taking any chances!