Roast pork chops with apples, onion and sage


  • Serves 4 people

  • 50 gm butter, softened
  • 2 golden shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced sage
  • 4 pork loin steaks (about 250gm each)
  • 2 red gala apples, cored and cut into thin wedges
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cider, warmed
  • To serve: steamed baby green beans, to serve
01   Combine butter, shallot and sage in a bowl and season to taste. Preheat grill to high. Lay pork steaks on a work surface and spread with half the shallot butter. Scatter apple over base of a large oven-proof frying pan and place pork, butter-side up, on top. Grill until golden (3-5 minutes), turn, spread pork with remaining shallot butter and grill until golden and cooked through (another 3-5 minutes).
02   Transfer pork to a plate, cover with foil and keep warm. Place frying pan over medium heat, add cider and bring to the boil. Cook until sauce is thick and reduced by half (5-7 minutes). Serve steaks and apple with apple sauce and steamed baby green beans.
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