This was an experiment that turned out really well. I wanted to grill some pork chops but was unsure of what to marinade the chops in. When I opened my fridge, the bottle of salted plums called out to me.
I love salted plums! I use them for this salted plum lemonade drink that is possibly one of my favourite drinks ever.
This recipe is so mind-boggling easy….all you need are 3 ingredients. YES, only THREE!
# – Salted plum pork chop.
- 2 pork chops, with rind still attached
- 6 salted plums
- A dash of ground black pepper
# – First, in a bowl, throw in salted plums and pork chops.
# – Squash the plums and massage the chops with the flesh for 2 minutes.
# – Then sprinkle the ground black pepper all over the pork chops. Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Don’t leave them too long or you’ll end up with salted chops :P
# – Heat up a well greased griddle till when you flick a drop of water in it, you will hear it sizzle (this is a method to check that your pan is hot enough).
# – Lay the chops over the griddle for 5-8 minutes depending on how thick the chops are.
# – Then turn over the chops and cook for 5-8 minutes as well.
# – With a thong, hold up the chop sideways to cook the rind…it will transform into beautiful crackling :D
# – Salted plum pork chops, DONE!
# – Juicy, succulent pork that’s perfectly flavoured with a bit of kick and crispy crackling to boot!
You know you want to make it happen :D