Saturday 30 August 2014

Pork Chop with Sweet and Sour Peppers (Gordon Ramsay)


This Pork Chop with Sweet and Sour Peppers was featured in Episode 1 of Gordon Ramsey’s Ultimate Cookery Course.  You can find video clip everywhere on You Tube.
After watching a few episode of his Ultimate Cookery Course, his recipes and skills have impressed me a lot and I decided to give it a try on this dish which is simple enough for a kitchen novice like me.

Anyway, I have all the ingredients except fresh thyme.  So I used dried thyme to sprinkle around the pan since I didn’t have a sprig.

This dish is really beyond my imagination of good.  It’s so fantastic.  It has real flavor and tasted awesome.  
Look at the red peppers, they are so beautiful and the green from the basil made it pop out even more.  I’m happy that I managed to get the beautiful golden brown for the chop.

Yes!  Finally I have cooked something from Gordon Ramsey for Cook Like A Star.  Cooking along to the theme with the rest bloggers really make cooking so fun.

 I looked through the post link and saw Lian from Whatever You Do also cooked this dish and she was very pleased with it too.  
Now she’s an ardent fan of Gordon Ramsay and so am I J



2 pcs pork chops
Olive Oil, for frying
2 garlic cloves, skin on, crushed
Small bunch of thyme (I used dried thyme)

The sweet and sour peppers
Olive oil, for frying
1 red onion, peeled and sliced 2 red peppers deseeded and thinly sliced
1 tbsp caster sugar
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Small bunch of basil leaves, shredded.


(1)First prepare the peppers.  Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan, then add the onion and peppers.

(2)Season with salt and pepper, add the sugar and sauté over a high heat for 4-5 mins until soft and coloured.  (make sure you can hear the vegetables hissing in the pan.  If not, the pan isn’t hot enough and you’re in danger of boiling the vegetables instead of frying them.

(3)Add the vinegar and let it bubble for a minute or 2 until the peppers are soft.  Turn down the heat, add the tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and cook for a further of 2-3 minutes.  Stirring the shredded basil and continue to cook for 30 seconds then turn off the heat.  Decan into a bowl and set aside to infuse.  Wipe the pan clean, ready to cook the pork.

(4)Using a sharp knife, make cuts into the fat of the chops, about 5mm deep and at 3-4cm intervals, making sure you don’t cut into the meat.  (this will stop the meat from curling up during cooking and will make it cook more evenly).  Season the chops really well on both sides, pushing the seasoning into the meat.

(5)Place the cleaned frying pan over a high heat until hot and add a dash of oil.  Add the chops, garlic and thyme and fry for 2-3 minutes until coloured.  Turn and fry for a further 2-3 minutes on the other side, pushing the thyme under the chops and breaking up the garlic a little.

(6)Towards the end of cooking time, add 3 knobs of butter and bastle the chops with it as they are cooking, to speed up the cooking process and keep the chops moist.  (Push the fatty edge of the chops towards the back of the pan to help render the fat).  Squeeze the garlic out of it skin and place with the herbs on the top of the chops.

(7)Transfer the chops to a plate, and rest for 5-10 minutes, spooning over the basting butter now and again.

 (8)Serve the chops on the top of the peppers with the resting juices and a little juice from the peppers.

I’m linking this post to Cook Like A Star – Gordon Ramsay
which is hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Mich from Piece of Cake


  1. I have some pork chops at home and I had no idea what to do with them. This looks like my solution!

  2. Hi Amy, yummy-licious ! Pork chops and chicken chops are my big kids' favourite. With sweet and sour peppers made this dish more tasty !^-^

  3. Looks good! and seems simple enough, I'll cook it tomorrow:D

  4. Hi Amy,

    You like GR too!!! My family in Singapore seems to like GR a lot too!!!

    Yum! Cooking this delicious dish must be making you feeling like a star :D


  5. I love the sauteed bell peppers too. Looks good with the pork chops.