Lockdown Easy Cooking : Pork with Apple #glutenfree #easyrecipes

This one has become another family favourite. Adapted from a 5-2 diet recipe it also has the benefit of being low calorie (provided you serve it without the potato!)Boneless Pork Chops with Apples and Cider - Vikalinka

Yes, this is a little more complicated than some I have given you so far. But you have the time right now so give it a try. It is worth the effort!  Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 500g lean pork (or substitute some or even all of the pork with chestnut mushrooms – the all mushroom version does not work quite as well but is a good Veggie alternative. Aubergines would also work, or any other non-root veg that holds its shape well.)
  • 1tbsp  oil
  • 15g butter
  • 2/3 small eating apples, cored and sliced. (Apple is traditional and probably tastes the best with Pork but no reason why you can’t use firm pears, or perhaps dried apricots or (don’t shout at me) pineapple.
  • 1 medium or 2 small onions, peeled and cut into 12 wedges)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 250ml dry cider (you can substitute with apple juice, or if you don’t have either use additional stock with a good slosh of lemon. I have not tried using light beer or lager but I don’t see why it would not work 🙂  )
  • 150ml stock
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • Sage (6-8 leaves or else a half tsp dried sage if you have none fresh)
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp creme fraiche or greek yoghurt (optional)
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (optional)

Method

  • Trim fat and slice pork into strips and season well with whatever dry spices being used.
  • Using half of the oil sear over high heat (2 mins) until starting to colour but not cooked right through
  • Set pork aside on a plate
  • Add butter to the pan and fry apple 2-3 mins, and starting to colour, and put on separate plate
  • Add onions to the pan with remaining oil and cook over medium heat 2-3 mins
  • Stir in cider, stock and sugar  and sage plus. Simmer over high heat for 2 mins
  • Mix water and cornflour to a paste and add.
  • Add creme fraiche
  • Return pork and resting juices to pan and simmer for 2 mins
  • Add apples for last minute to warm through

Serve with green veg and new or  mashed potato

 

 

 

Note: illos used are stock photos

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