Thursday, December 08, 2011

Pork Chops with Baked Apples



Sometimes, the simplest combination of ingredients is what works. Nothing too fussy, but just pork, apples and a roasting tray. I mentioned before that I have an unjustified fear of combining fruits and savoury dishes together. In my head, it just doesn't make sense. I like savoury savoury and sweet sweet. Looking back, it could be what I was used to as a child- where our food is really simple. Plain rice with two dishes, sometimes three. I never knew savoury rice even existed.

Pork chops in my household were those that resembled what was cooked at the local food court. The greasy delicious fried pork chops with heaps of grilled onions. In fact, that was how I knew western food- usually greasy and appealing to my young tastebuds.

One thing I love about this dish is that it is really dead easy AND little mess. Everything in a roasting tray. How good is that? I did serve mine with some lightly fried asparagus on salad leaves. The only comment is that the apples are still crunchy which is fine by us, but if you want it softer, you may want to cook it first before adding the pork. It's a good lazy Sunday night dinner.

Pork Chops with Baked Apples (serves 4) adapted from Taste.
4 lean pork chops trimmed
3 apples peeled, cored and sliced.
1 stalk of rosemary -leaves chopped
seasoning salt and pepper

Pan fried pork till cooked on the outside. Probably around 2 minutes on each side. Preheat Oven 180 C. Toss apple with some oil and rosemary. Lined on roasting tray. Place pork on top of apples. Cook it in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Season.





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11 comments:

noobcook said...

looking at the steps, the recipe is pretty no-fuss, suit my cooking style hehe. I have to try, your plate looks delicious.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

something nice for a quick dinner in a lazy weekend..

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Perfect! I have to try to make this too as my family loves pork chops :)

Joanne said...

Most meat doesn't really pair well with fruit but pork is the exception. This looks great!

lena said...

so i supposed there's no regret here combining pork chops with fruits. In fact, there's also a restaurant here that serves pork chop with blueberries..one day i'm going there to try it!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! Looks good to me!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohhhh i love love love fruits and meat together <3

Christy said...

Seems like more and more people are incorporating fruits into their cooking; and apples just seem to be the favorite!:)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I love the combination of pork and apples! This stuffing looks delicious and the pork looks like perfection

tigerfish said...

Pork and apples seem a perfect match yeah? I tried this combination last time and enjoyed it.

daphne said...

noobcook- thanks dear!

Sonia- indeed!!

Ann- good to hear that! Hope your family will enjoy it too.

Joanne- ;)

lena- now you got me curious about blueberries and pork! Gotto let me know how it goes.

Ching- thanks!

Rita- hehe, glad u share the same feeling as me as well.

Jessica- thank you!

tigerfish- yay! I'm still not completely used to it but hey, i'm glad it worked out!

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