Chunky Pork Chops with Sage, Garlic and Lemon

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Suitable cuts:
Pork chops
Serves:
4 people
Cooking Time:
120 minutes
Cooking Time Detail:
Marinating time 2 hours + 16 minutes
Ingredients:
  • Lean thick pork chops
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Sage
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Lemon
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sage
  • Baby veg for dipping
Method:
Crush together (either using a pestle and mortar, or bowl and wooden spoon) 3 cloves garlic, black pepper and 6 fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped. Add to this 1 lemon, juice and rind and 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil.Place in a large bowl 4 lean thick pork chops and add the marinade mixture, smear all over the chops, cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.Buttery Dip: Add to a small bowl 50g (2oz) butter, juice and rind of ½ lemon, 30ml (2tbsp) Parmesan cheese, grated and 5 fresh sage leaves. Place in the microwave for about 1 minute or until melted. Stir together. Cook chops on a preheated grill, griddle or barbecue for 6-8 minutes per side.
Serving Suggestions:
Serve with a selection of baby seasonal veg, eg, sugar snap peas, asparagus, baby sweetcorn, baby fennel for dipping - raw or plunged into boiling water, plus a wedge of crusty bread.