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Simple Grilled

When you need a quick and easy meal, there is nothing tastier than a simple grilled pork chop with sautéed tomatoes.

The acidity of the tomatoes is a great contrast to the juiciness of the pork and makes for a truly balanced, delightful dish. If you ask your butcher to keep a bit of fat on the chop, it will keep it succulent and tender and lock in all the flavours. This beautiful cut of meat only needs salt and pepper before it's fried for 2-3 minutes on each side. The next step is to caramelise the onions and add the tomatoes, herbs and tomato paste. Simmer for 15 minutes and then pop the pork chop back in the pan so it starts to marinate with all the juices. Now sit back, relax and enjoy!

Cooking Time: <30 mins
Dish Type: BBQ or Grill
Occasion: Dinner for 2
Special Diets: None
Cuisine: Traditional
Celebrity:Justine Schofield
Blogger: No

2 tbs. olive oil
4 pork chops
1 onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp. tomato paste (mix with a little water)
3 sprigs parsley, roughly chopped
1 sprig thyme
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper


Heat a large pan and add the oil. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden in colour. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

Add the onions and cook for a few minutes until nicely caramelised. Add the tomatoes, the tomato paste, garlic, herbs and season again with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 15 minutes or until the tomatoes just start to collapse. Return the pork chops and their juices to the tomatoes to reheat briefly.

Serve with some lovely steamed green vegetables.

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