Pork with Salsa Romesco on crushed white beans

Recipe from: 18 November 2013
recipes festive pork

Ingredients 16
Servings 4
Time 00:15

Ingredients

  • Salsa Romesco:
  • 1
    slice crustless white bread
  • 3
    cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1
    small red pepper - diced
  • ½
    tsp
    paprika
  • 2-3
    red chillies - deseeded
  • 3
    ripe tomatoes - deseeded and roughly chopped
  • ½
    cup
    toasted almonds - roughly chopped
  • 2
    tsp
    lemon zest
  • 4
    Tbs
    red wine vinegar
  • 3
    Tbs
    white balsamic vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pork chops:
  • 4 x 200
    g
    pork loin chops - trimmed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
 

Method

00:20
 
Make the sauce a few hours before serving it so that the flavours can develop.

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil and fry the bread till nice and golden. Break it up into the bowl of your food processor.

Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan and very gently fry the garlic, red pepper and paprika for about two minutes. Spoon the mixture onto the bread.

Reserve a tablespoon of oil and then add the remaining oil, tomatoes and almonds, and process till smooth.

With the motor running, drizzle the tablespoon of oil into the tomatoes.

Once it is all absorbed, add the lemon zest, and then process again while drizzling in the vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

For the chops:

Season the chops with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil and fry the chops till golden and cooked through.

To serve, place a mound of mashed beans onto the serving plate, top with the chops and spoon the warmed salsa romesco alongside.

This recipe is extracted from Jenny Morris' latest cookbook 'Taste the World with Jenny Morris'.


 

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