Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
4 tsp chopped fresh sage or 1 1/2 tsp dried
1 large clove garlic, crushed (about 1 tsp)
1 tsp salt, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
4 (1.5-cm) bone-in pork loin chops (about 250g each)
1 large onion
1 large green apple, cut in half, cored
1/2 head green cabbage, cored
3 large carrots
10ml olive oil, divided
30ml cider vinegar
175ml low-sodium chicken stock
1) Combine the three teaspoons of fresh sage or one teaspoon dried, garlic, half teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Rub this mixture all over the pork chops and let the chops sit at room temperature for ten minutes. Meanwhile, thinly slice the onion, apple and cabbage and julienne the carrots (very thin sticks).

2) Heat 5ml of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan until hot but not smoking. Add the chops and brown on both sides, one to two minutes per side. Remove.

3) Carefully wipe out the pan. Heat the remaining teaspoon of oil over moderate heat and add the onion, apples and remaining teaspoon fresh sage or half teaspoon dried. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is soft and golden brown, four to five minutes. Add the cabbage, carrots, vinegar and half teaspoon salt and continue cooking until the cabbage and carrots begin to soften, about five minutes. Add the stock and return the pork chops to the pan burying them in the vegetable mixture. Cover and cook just until the pork chops are just slightly blush in the center, five to seven minutes longer.

4) To serve, arrange the warm slaw on individual plates and top with a pork chop and pan juices.

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