Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook ($39.99), published by Hachette Australia.
Honey mustard glazed pork chops
Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes + marinating time
⅓ cup honey
⅓ cup whole grain mustard
⅓ cup white wine
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 pork loin chops
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup cream
1 Combine the honey, mustard, wine and garlic in a bowl. Add the pork chops,
ensuring they are coated all over, and marinate for 10 minutes.
2 Heat the oil in a large chef pan over medium-high heat. Remove the chops
from the bowl, reserving the marinade, and cook for about 4–5 minutes on
each side or until golden and just cooked through. Remove from the pan and
rest under foil.
3 Place the reserved marinade in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook
for 2–3 minutes until reduced by half. Stir in the cream and simmer for about
2 minutes or until thickened to a saucy consistency.
4 Drizzle the chops with the honey mustard sauce and serve.
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