Grilled pork chop with cinnamon- spiced plums

Do try and buy decent pork; it really makes a difference..

If you want to make a big batch of the spiced plums you can keep them in the fridge in sterilised mason jars.

Serves 4

  • 4 pork chops weighing about 200-250g each
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

for the spiced plums

  • 16 greengages, damsons or mirabelle plums, halved and stoned, or 8 ordinary plums, halved, stoned and quartered
  • 50g butter
  • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2tbsp water

To make the spiced plums:

  1. melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed pan,
  2. add the plums, cinnamon and cider vinegar and cook on a high heat for 3-4 minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Add the water and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has evaporated and the plums are soft.

 To prepare the chops:

  1. pre-heat a ribbed griddle plate or a grill
  2. season and lightly oil the chops and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side depending on their thickness.
  3. You can cut any rind and fat off and cook it separately under the grill until crisp and serve it with the chops.
  4. Serve the spiced plums hot or cold, with the chops.

 

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