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