Luscious Pork Chops

If you’re on a diet, read no further. Squeeze your eyes tight shut, grope blindly for the off button and visit the fridge to feast on a nice plate of mixed salad leaves (no dressing).

If on the other hand you’re in the mood for a rich and wintery dish of chops with wine and cheese, peppercorns, sage and mustard, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading

Mrs Portly’s Top 10

It’s only been nine months since I launched Mrs Portly’s Kitchen, but as it’s traditional round about now to look back over the year, I thought it might be fun to share the 10 most popular posts so far. Continue reading

Suffolk Pork Chops with Apple Juice

Image of pigs looking through a gate

Marinaded on the trotter – the pigs beg for apples

Him Outdoors remarked the other day that the tagline on this blog is “A Suffolk Aga Saga” and maybe I should be reflecting that a bit more in my recipes.

So this dish is made with hand-reared Suffolk pork from our friends Karon and Simon and Chatburn Farm apple juice made by another friend, Jamie. Thanks chaps. Let’s have a rousing cheer for all small-scale local producers. Continue reading

Sage-Rubbed Pork Chops With a Gooseberry and Sage Sauce

Image of gooseberry and sage sauce in a bowl

Everything’s running late in the garden this year after the cold, wet spring and the gooseberries are nowhere near ripe yet.

But I had a couple of bags lurking in the freezer and they inspired this dish. The sauce comes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and can be found via the Guardian online, along with a couple of other good goosegog recipes.

It’s a really interesting combination. Continue reading