Add a grating of ginger to a mound of pork mince and fire up these four meals: barbecued skewers with a peanut dressing; a courgette noodle and meatball miso broth; a sweet chilli banh-mi and crispy pork noodles.
When cooked down into a thick reduction, balsamic vinegar becomes a tangy syrup that makes an unrivalled coating for succulent pork chops.
To boil it down (no pun intended!): Our Plum-Apple Chutney, a simple fruit compote of apples, plums, sugar, and spices, is as versatile a condiment as it gets. It’s the perfect accompaniment to our Balsamic Pork Chops and just about any meat or poultry you cook in the autumn months.
Brussels sprouts and bacon is one of our favourite combinations— a perfect marriage of textures and flavours. Brussels sprouts are robust enough to stand up to salty, chewy bacon, and in turn, the smokiness of the bacon highlights the sprouts’ earthy notes. We like to blanch my Brussels sprouts before roasting; we think that the resulting soft, cooked inside and crispy outside make for an unbeatable texture and taste. Blanching, followed by roasting, also brings out the sweetness and keeps the vegetables moist. While it seems like an unnecessary step, skipping blanching often results in dry and often undercooked-tasting vegetables.