Maple Glazed Pork Chops With Cauliflower and Leek

>>>Maple Glazed Pork Chops With Cauliflower and Leek
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Any pork chops are great but these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are good to the power of maple syrup and mustard and that is before we even get to the Cauliflower and Leeks!

Any pork chops are great but these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are good to the power of maple syrup and mustard and that is before we even get to the Cauliflower and Leeks!

I love pork chops, and these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are a real favourite of mine. I have no idea why they hold such a special part in my heart, mind and belly but they just do, I’m sure the relative price is part of it and lets face it pork is much more interesting than chicken.

As with most of my pork chop recipes I go for thick cut pork chops and not the positively anorexic offerings from the supermarket shelves and always go for bone in. There is something magic about thee aroma of roasting bones, a smell that anyone that makes their own stock will be very familiar with.

Any pork chops are great but these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are good to the power of maple syrup and mustard and that is before we even get to the Cauliflower and Leeks!

If you are on a diet you have my condolences but you can skip the crackling on this recipe making it a little less calorie heavy. Whilst I am on the subject of the crackling, you all know I love crackling right?

You should definitely check out my Chinese pork belly and recently posted pork knuckle if you share my obsession. Anyway the crackling on these maple glazed pork chops is a little different as it is cooked separately, primarily because the cooking time of the chops and the presence of the maple syrup prevents it from crisping up. As far as I am concerned this is the best part of the dish so it definitely needs to be there and this is a fab way to add it back in to the dish and keep all of the crispness.

If you liked this recipe, you should like this one too!  Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Ribs
Any pork chops are great but these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are good to the power of maple syrup and mustard and that is before we even get to the Cauliflower and Leeks!
Any pork chops are great but these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are good to the power of maple syrup and mustard and that is before we even get to the Cauliflower and Leeks!
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Maple Glazed Pork Chops With Cauliflower and Leek

Any pork chops are great but these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are good to the power of maple syrup and mustard and that is before we even get to the Cauliflower and Leeks!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern European
Keyword Pork Chop Recipes, Recipes for two
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1603 kcal
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

  • 140 g Leeks Sliced into 1cm rings
  • 275 g Cauliflower Broken into large florets
  • 2 Pork Chops Bone in skin on around 350g each
  • 125 ml Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Brown Mustard Seeds
  • 25 g Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Begin by removing the skin and most of the fat for the pork chop, we will be cooking this separately.

  2. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  3. Heat a pan that can be transferred to the oven over a medium high heat and season the pork chop skins with salt and pepper and place them in the pan skin side down.

  4. Add a pan to the top of the skins to prevent curling and cook for 3-4 minutes.

  5. Flip and cook on the fat side for a couple of minutes so it begins to release some fat.

  6. Layout your cauliflower florets on a baking tray and pour over the olive oil, season with salt and then sprinkle over the mustard seeds.

  7. Add your pork skins to this tray skin side up and place in the oven.

  8. Season your pork chops with salt and pepper and then sear in the pan you cooked your pork skin in.

  9. Mix together the mustard, garlic and maple syrup and then add to the pan that the pork chops were cooking in after you have removed it from the heat.

  10. Return the chops to the pan and cover in the syrup before adding a lid and cooking for 10 minutes.

  11. After 10 minutes remove the lid and give the pork chops a baste and return to the oven until cooked through, this will entirely depend on the size. Use a meat thermometer and look for a temperature of 68°C at the thickest part. This took a further 8 minutes for my chops.

  12. When your chops have been in the oven for the second time for 5 minutes heat a non-.stick pan over a medium high heat and sear your leek rings on both sides.

  13. When seared pop in the butter and place on a lid and allow to sit on a low heat whilst your pork is finishing and resting.

  14. Remove the pork from the oven when cooked and rest for 3-4 minutes.

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Any pork chops are great but these maple syrup and mustard glazed pork chops are good to the power of maple syrup and mustard and that is before we even get to the Cauliflower and Leeks!
2018-06-28T07:27:48+00:00

12 Comments

  1. Katherine Hackworthy January 25, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Such a yummy and delicious recipe! The flavor of maple and mustard together with the taste of chops surely complements each other very well! Thank you for sharing this by the way!

  2. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) January 23, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Brian. Maple and Pork Chops are such a classic combination. Throw in some Dijon and this is a “must try soon”. Pinning.

  3. Deanna January 23, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Oh wow!! I love the flavors in this! I love maple and I know it has to be amazing on these pork chops!!!

  4. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry January 23, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I adore maple glazed pork – definitely making this during the week for the family, the chops looks delicious

  5. Kate | Veggie Desserts January 23, 2018 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    I love your description that they hold a place in your heart mind and belly. The maple mustard glaze sounds (and looks!) incredible in this dish.

    • Brian Jones January 25, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Kate… Childhood food definitely has that kind of effect on me 🙂

  6. Helen of Fuss Free Flavours January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Such a lovely idea to glaze with delicious ingredients for sweet and sticky flavoursome pork chops, a perfect and wholesome winter supper. I have to agree that the crackling is such a tasty part of pork that it is hard to resist.

    • Brian Jones January 25, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Helen, crackling and scratchings are my absolute favourite.

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