Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pot Roasted Pork with Tomatoes

This came about one evening when I was "fridge clearing" and trying to use up everything we had before going out and buying more food.  It's amazing what comes out of such expeditions...  I had some beautiful pork chops from James Whelan Butchers in Clonmel and some lovely cherry tomatoes, so I decided to sear the pork and then pot-roast it with the tomatoes, some onions and a bit of stock.  Pan-fried gnocchi and some steamed green beans completed this store cupboard supper.

Pot Roasted Pork with Tomatoes

2 Pork Chops
200g Cherry Tomatoes
2 Onions, thinly sliced
200ml Stock (chicken or vegetable).

Preheat your oven to 200c/Gas Mark 6.  Heat a griddle pan, season the pork and fry for 1 minute on each side until the pork has started to colour.  I like to sear the sides as well, just to crisp up the fat

Put the onions & tomatoes into a casserole dish, add the pork and stock.  Don't forget to pour over the juices from the griddle pan... loads of flavour there.

Bake for 15 minutes until the tomatoes have burst and the pork is tender.

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