Pork Chops with Green Olives and Lemon

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

2 pork chops, on the bone

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pinch sugar

2 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 cup/175 ml white wine

Skin 1 preserved lemon, chopped

1/2 cup/85 g green olives, with pits

Small handful chopped fresh rosemary or thyme

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Branch cherry tomatoes

Olive oil, for drizzling

Directions

  1. Season the chops with salt and pepper. "Season" also with sugar, sprinkling judiciously over both sides of the chops, as if it were salt. Heat the oil in a saute pan and brown the chops on both sides. Pour over the wine, and add half the lemon and olives, along with the rosemary. Cover, and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover and test doneness. Boil down the liquid a little, if necessary, toss in the remaining olives and preserved lemon. Serve with the juices spooned over and a branch of roasted baby tomatoes on the side. To roast a branch of cherry tomatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lay the tomatoes on a baking sheet, dribble over a little olive oil, and bake at until the skins have wrinkled and the fruit is soft, 20 minutes to half an hour.

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