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Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Orange and Rosemary

Serves 4 Preparation time: 35 min

Ingredients

- 1 orange - 2 tablesp. olive oil
- 1 tablesp. good quality mustard
- 1 teasp. rosemary, chopped
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 x 150g bone-in loin pork chops
- jacket potatoes and lightly dressed mixed salad, to serve

Method

Place a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the blended oil. Season the beef aggressively with kosher salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, add the beef and sear on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes. Add all the chopped vegetables to the pan with the beef and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir for 1 minute.
Deglaze the pan with the red wine and red wine vinegar, and let them reduce completely away. Add 3 cups of the water, 2 teaspoons salt and a generous grinding of pepper, the bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, sage, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and partially cover the pan. Simmer gently for about an hour.

Check and, if the mixture is dry, add another cup or two of water. Keep simmering for 15 to 40 minutes more, until the meat is tender and the braising liquid has reduced to a saucy consistency.
Remove the bay leaves and cinnamon sticks. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with a little extra-virgin olive oil, and scatter with a little orange zest and the parsley.

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