PORK CHOPS WITH RUSTIC MASH POTATOES

PORK

SERVES 5

PREP TIME 10 MINUTES

COOKING TIME 2 HOURS


INGREDIENTS

  • 10 thick pork loin chops
  • Season with Melissa’s Salt & Pepper
  • Season with Melissa’s Everyday Rub
  • 1 cup Melissa’s Red Wine Blend
  • half cup Melissa’s Fynbos Honey
  • half cup Melissa’s Turkish Fig Balsamic Reduction
  • 250g Miss Figgy – Sundried Fig Bites
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons Nomu Chicken Stock


METHOD

  • Season pork with salt, pepper, Melissa’s Everyday Rub and place in roasting dish.
  • Place the fig bites in a large bowl, add hot water and stock to re-hydrate the figs. Stand for 30 minutes.
  • Mix Melissa’s Red Wine, Fynbos Honey and Balsamic Reduction in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Once the figs have re-hydrated, add fig liquid to the wine and honey mixture and pour this over the pork.
  • Cover and roast in oven for 1 hour at 180°C.
  • After one hour, baste pork chops with sauce and roast for a further 45-60 minutes until sauce is reduced and thick. Note: Pork should be sticky and a dark brown colour.
  • Serve with rustic mash potatoes.

MASH

SERVES 5

PREP TIME 5 MINUTES

COOKING TIME 40 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5kg potatoes
  • Pinch of salt
  • hand full of chopped chives
  • 125g cream cheese
  • Melissa’s Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Melissa’s Olive Oil

METHOD

  1. Boil potatoes skin on in salted water until just tender.
  2. Once cooked dry, mash roughly with potato masher. Add chives, cream cheese, seasoning, olive oil and mix once more.
  3. Serve with the Pork Loin Chops.