Pork Chops and BBQ Apples
Pork Chops & BBQ Apples
We all know pork chops and apple sauce go hand-in-hand but we wanted to reinvent it a little and make it easy (without resorting to opening jar!) and put the apples straight into the BBQ to save a whole lot of time and effort!
Heat your barbeque to around 150°C and keep the lid closed while you cook the apples on the warming rack.
I’ve used red apples here but Granny Smith give a fantastic tartness. They sweeten up a little as cook, but that just makes them all the more delicious! Cook the apples about 20 mins before you want to cook the pork cutlets.
2 pork cutlets, rind attached and scored
Turn two burners on side by side, close the hood, and allow the BBQ to heat to a steady 150°C.
Rub the apples with olive oil, place on the warming rack, close the hood and cook for about 20 mins. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Rub the cutlets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Turn the flame to medium. And move the apples away from direct heat.
Place the pork cutlets on the grill on their side to cook the skin and render the fat first.
Once crackled, lay them flat side down and cook for 5 mins.
Flip and cook for a further 5 mins.
TIPS: Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the cutlet