Super quick and tasty meal.
1/2 tbsp oilve oil
1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Juice & zest 1/2 lemon
2 boneless pork chops, fat trimmed
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
200g (1/2 can) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
100g bag mixed salad leaves
1. Mix the oil, rosemary, garlic, lemon juice and zest in a bowl. Add the pork, make sure the pork is coated with the marinade. Marinate in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
2. Heat a non-stick frying pan. Shake off any excess marinade from the pork and cook in the pan for 3 – 4 mins each side, or until cooked. Reserve the marinade until later. Once the pork has cooked, remove from the pan and rest on a plate while you make the salad.
3. Pour the reserved marinade into the pan along with the red onion. Cook over a high heat for 1 min. Add the vinegar plus 2 tbsp water and allow to bubble away for 1 min, until the onion has softened. Stir through the chickpeas and any resting juices from the pork.
4. Put the salad leaves in a bowl, them add the contents of the pan and gently toss. Serve up with salad with the pork.
This is a really tasty dish, I was looking for something different to do with pork chops and this really hit the spot. It was really quick and easy to prepare and cook. I left the pork marinading for around an hour and this made the pork really flavoursome and tender when cooked. The accompanying salad was good, but I personally felt that there were too many chickpeas. I would definitely make this again but would use less chickpeas next time.