Pork chops with grape agrodolce
Agrodolce is a delicious sweet-and-sour Italian condiment that goes with almost everything. It’s brilliant with the pork here, but make a double batch to eat with chicken, duck or roasted veg too, or to perk up sandwiches.
- CourseMain meal
- Prepare5 mins
- Cook30 mins
- Total time35 mins
- 1½ tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 5 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1½ tbsp clear honey, plus extra to taste
- 100g Essential Seedless Grapes (green or red), halved
- 2 Essential British Pork Chops
- ½ x 260 pack, Essential Spinach
- Mashed potato, to serve
Heat ½ tbsp oil in a medium pan over a medium heat and fry the shallot with a pinch of salt for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the vinegar and honey, stir together then cook for 5 minutes over a high heat to thicken the sauce. Add the grapes and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until the grapes have softened slightly. Taste and add a little more honey if liked. Set aside.
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Coat the pork chops with the remaining 1 tbsp oil and season. Sit the chops, fat-side down, in the pan for 2 minutes until golden, then fry for 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through and no pink meat remains. Transfer to a plate to rest. Meanwhile, return the pan to a low heat and cook the spinach in the rendered pork fat for 1-2 minutes, until wilted. Reheat the agrodolce over a low heat and serve with the pork chops, spinach and mashed potato.
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