Grilled Pork Chop with Apple Sauce

Ben O'Donoghue

Ingredients:

  • 4 thick pork loin chops skin off
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 stick of rosemary, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 4 fresh bay leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • Flaky salt

Apple Sauce

  • 4 Red Apples cored and cut into 8th (keep the skin on)
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Star anise
  • Salt

Method:

  1. To make the marinade, combine the garlic, rosemary, bay leaf, balsamic and oil in a bowl. Score the fat of the pork loin with a sharp knife in a crisscross fashion; season with the black pepper. Place the pork in a non-reactive tray and pour the marinade over the pork, cover and allow to stand for 1 hour, turning two or three times.
  2. Prepare your Barbeque for direct grilling at a medium high heat turning all of your gas burners on.
  3. Remove the pork chops from the marinade, reserving the marinade in a small saucepan place the remaining marinade over a medium heat and boil until it reduces by half; set aside.
  4. Place the chops on the grill plate of the barbecue allowing the fat to caramelize and blacken slightly, creating a grill marked pattern allow to cook on one side for 6 minutes then turn and grill for a further 4-5 minutes with the lid down. once cooked remove and rest
  5. Baste the pork with the reduced marinade.
  6. Once cooked the meat should be medium well with a touch of pink in the centre
  7. Serve with the apple sauce and garnish with the bay and rosemary in the marinade sauce.

Apple Sauce

  1. Place all together in a pot and simmer covered until it breaks up then pass through a food mill or roughly pulse in a food processor then return to the heat and reduce to thicken.
  2. Season with salt

Our friends at Wine Selectors suggest pairing this dish with a Red Symphony Hill Reserve Shiraz or White Ballandean Fiono 2019

For chef quality results, we recommend using Anolon cookware!

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