Port De Soller Mallorca

Port De Soller Mallorca

Monday, 2 January 2012

Pork Chops with Relish and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Another quick and simple recipe for two, or 4, dependant on your hunger!

2 or 4 pork chops, fat on or off.
Tomato Relish
Sun dried tomatoes





knob of butter

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

prep and cooking time around 25 mins

Cut the unpeeled potatoes into quarters (or smaller if overly large) wash and rinse, put on to boil

Peas in a pan and bring to gently simmer

While the potatoes are cooking turn on the grill to highest heat.

Cook potatoes for about 10 mins than put the chops under the grill.

Once chops have browned on one side turn over and grill the other side, potatoes should just be coming to the boil.

Once chops are cooked on second side remove from grill. Place two or 3 sun dried tomatoes on each chop and then smother in tomato relish.  Baxter's if you can get it, alternatively a good smothering of Pesto is also great.  Another idea of course if you have plenty of tomatoes, onion, sweetcorn, etc, is make your own relish, there is nothing quite like home made (but today for quickness a jar was used)

Return chops under the grill and continue to cook.  You need to judge this yourself, we like the Pesto/ Relish just to be getting that little grilled brown crispiness to it, you may prefer just to ensure that that the Pesto/ Relish is warmed through.....

While the chops are finishing remove the potatoes and drain return to pan and add a decent knob of butter and or a dash of extra virgin olive oil and slightly crush with a fork, skins still on, sprinkle with some fresh chopped parsley.

Remove the peas from the heat and drain.  Again add a knob of butter and or extra virgin olive oil.  Add a heaped spoonful of fresh mint mix together.

Remove chops from the heat and serve up with a nice glass of red wine



  1. How long do you cook the chop on each side? Remember, I'm a meat novice!

  2. Hi Julia,

    Really depends on the thickness of the chops. In the UK they are normally prepacked in the supermarket and are quite thin. So about 0 or 10 mins on either side under a very hot grill.

    If you are buying them from the butchery counter ask the butcher and they will tell you how long they should be done.

    Good way to tell is the same as cooking a chicken stick a skewer in if the juices run clear they should be done.....


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