Pork can often be considered a bit bland but these pork chops with apple and sage really pack a punch in the flavour department and will make you forget any thoughts you’ve ever harboured about the blandness of pork forever.
Apple and sage are perfect partners for pork, just think of images of suckling pigs roasting with an apple in their mouths and good old sage in stuffing alongside pork sausage meat.
I’ve added a bit of fire to these pork chops by using freshly grated ginger in my recipe. It really lifts the flavour when it is mixed with the apple and placed on top of the chops and their creamy sage and apple infused sauce.
This is a simple three-part recipe, you’ll be grilling the chops, making the creamy sauce and then the ginger apple topping, but none of this takes much effort and it certainly doesn’t take much time.
I’ve served these pork chops with apple and sage with rustic sweet potato chips and some simple steamed greens.
For the sweet potato chips simply scrub the sweet potato retaining the skin and cut into chunky chips. Toss in some olive oil and sprinkle on a teaspoon of chopped fresh rosemary and salt and pepper and roast in the oven at 200C/400F for 20 minutes.
So here is your recipe for pork chops with apple and sage.
- 2 pork loin chops
- 1 tbasp coconut oil
- 4 sage leaves minced
- 1 tbsp cider vinegar
- 125ml/1/2 cup apple juice
- 125ml/1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 125ml/1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 slices of apple
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- ½ tsp runny honey
- 2 sage leaves
- Grill the chops and set aside keeping them warm
- Make the sauce by whisking together all the listed ingredients in a small pan and saute for 5 minutes.
- Make the apple topping by mixing the butter, ginger and honey in a small pan and frying the apple slices in this mixture for a few minutes till tender.
- Fry the sage leaves in a little olive oil till crispy.
- Serve the chops covered in the creamy sauce and topped with the spiced apple and a fried sage leaf on top