Jamaican Pork Chops

Jamaican Pork Chops

Dave often pulls things out of the freezer in the morning before work and leaves me to come up with something for tea.  This week it was pork chops.  This is where I pulled out the cookbook Caribbean Food Made Easy by Levi Roots.  This recipe is from here, with a few changes.   Here is all the credit for it.

Ingredients (This recipe is halved)

  • 1tbs oil
  • 2 pork chops
  • 1/2 a red pepper cubes
  • 1/2 a yellow pepper cubes
  • 1 stick of celery cubes
  • 1cm root ginger finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1tsp mustard
  • 1/2 a juice of lime
  • 1.5tbs tom puree
  • 200g can of tomatoes
  • 100ml water/stock

Preheat oven to 160C.  Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the chops of both sides.  Put them in an oven proof dish in which they can lay in a single layer.

In the frying pan, cook the veg until soft.  Add the ginger and garlic, cook for another minute, then stir in the sugar mustard and lime.  Cook for another minute before adding the tomato puree and tomatoes.  Season, add the water/stock and stir again.

Pour the sauce over the chops and cook in the oven for 1.1/2 hours or until the pork is tender and cooked through and the sauce has reduced.

Jamaican Pork chops sauce with rice with peas in

We served with rice and peas.  This is absolutely delicious.  The flavour is quite sweet and went down well with baby Robot.  Took a while to cook thank I expected but it was well worth the wait.  I would probably add all the pepper next time.

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