Friday, 20 April 2012

Plum Pudding chops at Borough Market

We're very proud of our Plum Pudding pigs, a cross between a Berkshire sow and a Tamworth boar. The meat has fantastic flavour, which is in part due a reasonable degree of fat. Our Borough Market stall has some big beautiful loins perfect for slow roast chops, which are four for a tenner for this weekend and quite limited in availability too.

The best way to cook these chops is to roast them low and slow over something to absorb all that flavour as the fat renders. Parboil some potatoes, allow them to cool a little and slice them around a centimetre thick (no need for a ruler). Lay the potato slices on the bottom of a roasting tray and add a sprig of rosemary, a pinch of sea salt and some black pepper, a handful of cherry tomatoes and some finely sliced fennel. Lay your chops on top of the vegetables in a single layer and bake at 160 degrees for 90 minutes, basting the chops every 20 minutes or so. The fat will flavour the vegetables, the vegetables keep the pork moist and you pig out a delicious dinner that doesn't break the bank. 

1 comment:

  1. The Askew Road Ginger Pig is a revelation, we are lucky to have you there. The team in the shop are superb and the quality of the meat goes without saying. And the selection of condiments and vegetables are wonderful. What is more you are good value. A joint of beef on the weekend was cheaper than Tescos. Thank you, thank you.