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Grilled Pork Chops and Caramelized Pears

This recipe for Grilled Pork Chops and Caramelized Pears has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

Orce Serrano Hams market a range of authentic Andalucian cured meats, in particular Serrano Hams, olive oils, vinegars and wines. The business is situated in the heart of the Andalucian countryside, which is the home of Serrano Hams, and ships direct from Spain. All of the products are locally produced with many being used in local restaurants and tapas bars where Serrano Ham is a great favourite. If you are looking for a taste of real Spain the Orce Serrano Hams can supply you with it!

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We all know pork and apple are a perfect pairing but what about pork and pears? Here is a pork and pear recipe with a Spanish twist - absolutely bursting with flavour but still very simple at the same time.

Ingredients for Grilled Pork Chops and Caramelized Pears

6 Pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
2 Pears cut into thick segments
5 Garlic cloves (minced)
150ml Sherry or cider vinegar
2 Large onions cut into wedges
Knob of butter
2 Tablespoons white sugar
Sprig rosemary or Thyme (Chopped)
Splash olive oil
100ml water

How to make Grilled Pork Chops and Caramelized Pears

  • Mix together the olive oil, water, herbs, garlic, salt, sugar and pork chops in a cazuela and marinade for 2 - 3 hours.
  • In a cazuela reduce the vinegar by half until the consistency becomes similar to syrup.
  • In a baking tray add the butter and cook the pears and onion until browned and soft.
  • Pour in the reduction and add the pork chops, covering the chops with the onion and pears
  • Cook in the oven for 40 - 50 minutes.
  • Serve the chops pouring a generous drizzle of caramelized reduction over the top.

Grilled Pork Chops and Caramelized Pears

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams