Huge Pork Chops and Strange Little Corn Things

Posted By Stephen


Kerri spent a fair amount of time shopping at Borough Market on Friday afternoon. Amongst other things, she bought ostrich steaks (which we took to a barbecue at my sister’s this afternoon – delicious), “fresh” garlic, Jersey Royal potatoes, various other vegetables and some very impressive-looking pork chops from the Ginger Pig.

We decided to marinate these in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper. So we mixed all of these ingredients up in a large freezer bag, then added the chops, sealed the bag and rubbed the marinade into the chops inside the bag before leaving them for an hour or so. While we were waiting, we ate some very interesting little things that Kerri had also found at the market… these were “Spanish Spicy Corn”, which were corn kernels that had been expanded somehow, but not in the same way that popcorn is popped:


After the chops had been in the bag marinating for a while, we heated up a little oil in a frying pan, then fried the chops for a few minutes on each side before popping them into a pre-heated (to 180C) oven for ten minutes. They were really good; the meat itself was really delicious and the flavours from the marinade lifted and added to it. We served them with some plainly steamed Jersey Royals which were lovely and some unidentified greens which we sautéed in garlic and butter and turned out brilliantly.

Apr 18th, 2009

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  1. Sylvie said,

    The chops look fantastic and I so wish I could nip to Borough Market for a big shop.

    Sylvie’s last blog post..Sausage and Potato Goulash

  2. Kerri said,

    They were lovely, Sylvie. Borough Market is pretty addictive, it’s just far enough away for me to not be there every week!

  3. Lizzie said,

    I haven’t had pork chops in ages! This reminds me to get it back on the menu.

    Lizzie’s last blog post..Ba Shan

  4. Su-Lin said,

    Those corn things are very popular in North America and go under the brand name of Corn Nuts! I adore them!

    You can also find them in Indian shops and I love the chili and lemon flavoured ones – mmm…crunchy!

    Su-Lin’s last blog post..Roasted Artichokes

  5. Jeanne said,

    OMG, look at those chops!! I love those little corn thingies – they always have tasters available at Brindisa. Very addictive.

    Jeanne’s last blog post..Nectarine & ginger tarte tatin

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