Pork’n’rasins with veg:

Pork’n’rasins with veg:

Prep:           10 mins.

Cooking:      1 hour.

Course:        Main

Serves:        2

Rating:         3:  Moderate

For two people, Find:

  • 2 cheap (value) pork chops
  • A few sultanas or raisins liberated from the back of the cupboard somewhere
  • Stock cube(s)
  • Seasoning
  • A little soy sauce – dark or light – what the hell


  • Put a couple of the cheap (supermarket ‘value’) pork chops into an oven dish, add a little light soy sauce and then pour on a mug of stock made from a chicken, veg or lamb stock cube – not beef – and a few raisins/sultanas – half a handful?, and add a good amount of ground black pepper or 5 baes (see Tricks’n’Tips).

Make sure that all of the dried fruit is immersed so that it doesn’t dry out.  Don’t use too much soy; it will taste ‘metallic’ if you do.  You can dilute dark soy if that’s all you have.

  • Cover it carefully with foil and shove it into an oven at around 170 degrees for about half an hour. Whatever veg you choose to do with this dish is fine.  Potatoes?  Boiled, steamed, roast…. Whatever you do will be ok.  The pork will emerge soft and succulent, and the sauce it has been sitting in (if you add it to a red onion fried for 10 minutes, perhaps with a clove of garlic) will add to the appeal.   It may not be rocket science, but it will be rather heavenly – and remember; you cooked it.  Well done!

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