Mustard Orange Pork Chops-Chuletas De Cerdo Con Mostaza Y Naranja

This is yet another pork dish that uses orange flavours,with subtle and earthy spicing.. And only takes around an hour to make! Try this for a change to the Sunday Roast. This served around 8 people.

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INGREDIENTS
1 kg of Pork Chops or to be specific,4 Large Shoulder Chops of Pork,washed in salt water and drained.
Juice and Zest of 2 Oranges
4 Cloves of Garlic,crushed
Salt and White Pepper to taste-2 level teaspoons should season this to perfection.
Around 1/2 Teaspoon each of: Fenugreek, Fennel Seeds, and Brown Mustard Seeds.
1 Teaspoon of Chilli Powder-Or half a teaspoon if you use the extra hot    

METHOD

Firstly,wash and drain the meat in a colander. Do not trim the fat,as this will help cook the meat during the cooking process.
*Score the meat.

Grind the seasonings except the chilli,in a spice grinder.Crush the garlic,and add this and the ground spices,chilli,salt and pepper in a bowl. Grate the zest of the orange and squeeze the juice,adding it to the spices. Mix well,and add the mix to the meat,massaging it into the meat and making sure it gets into the incisions in the meat.

Place the meat into a baking dish, and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes on 180 degrees. After this elapsed time,take off the foil and bake for the remaining half hour on 200 degrees,basting every 10 minutes or so. When the meat is tender and has absorbed most of the cooking liquid,serve hot with roast potatoes and peas. If the meat isn’t tender add another 20 minutes to the cooking time. Enjoy!!

*TO SCORE THE MEAT- In order to do this, use a sharp knife, and make a cut into the meat, not too deep, otherwise it will cut totally through the meat. Make the cut so that it makes slits/little pockets in the meat, which you can stuff herbs, garlic and seasoning into the meat. I hope this helped!

Chocolate Chip And Orange Sponge Cake

Another delicious sponge cake…This time using chocolate chips and orange flavouring…..Mmmm… 

INGREDIENTS

300 grams of Plain Flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
250-300 grams of Butter or Margarine
250 grams of Caster Sugar

2 Packets of Dark Chocolate Chips

Zest and Juice of 2 Oranges/3 Tablespoons Of Thick cut Marmalade
6 Eggs
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
A Splash of Milk(If needed)
Firstly, cream the butter and sugar together, either by hand or with a food processor. Then crack the eggs, and mix into the now softened butter, with the vanilla extract, and zest of the oranges or if using, add the marmalade instead. Slowly add the flour, and fold into the mixture, if beating by hand. Pour all of it, if using in a food processor.Add the chocolate chips, and stir.  Use a drop of milk, if the mixture is too thick. The result should be a batter which is thick,but runs off a wooden spoon,creamy and smooth. Grease and line a baking tin with baking paper, a medium size should do the trick.

Pour the mixture into the tin and smooth with a wooden spoon. Bake at 150 degrees, for at least 45 minutes, or until golden and a skewer comes out clean from the centre of the cake. Cut into wedges, you should get about 8-16 slices of cake. To make a bigger cake, simply DOUBLE THE INGREDIENTS! Enjoy!!