By Pholosho Matondolo
From time to time, I like to host random gatherings. I’ll invite a friend or two for dinner or lunch. I do this especially when I want to try out a new recipe and get some honest feedback. As a chef, I absolutely love these moments as they fuel my creativity. For these gatherings, the menu depends on how much time I have to prepare without sacrificing quality. Tasty meals do not have to be synonymous to time consuming.
For my last gathering, I tried this simple, tasty and quick meal. So simple, all you have to do is: marinate the pork chops in the morning before going to work or running errands, come back later to grill for a few minutes, and serve it with your choice of starch, warm vegetables or a salad. I served mine with sauteed snow peas and baby carrots…. Yummy!!
“It is tasty, and oh so yummilicious” said a friend of mine.
Pan Grilled Pork chops
3 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
1tsb fresh thyme leaves
3 tsp Tomato sauce
3 tsp Honey
1 tsp olive oil
Rub the pork chops with the thyme leaves.
Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl, add the pork chop, rub well and refrigerate.
Place little oil in a large iron pan or (heavy stainless steel pan) and heat until medium hot.
Arrange the chops in the pan and grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side or as desired.
Once done, switch off the heat and keep them warm until serving time.