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Herb-crusted Pork Chops & Creamy Polenta with spicy tomato relish
Herb-crusted Pork Chops & Creamy Polenta with spicy tomato relish

@mealswithtumi: (seen below) makes her delicious heartwarming winter favourite with herb-crusted Eskort Pork Chops, creamy polenta and spicy tomato relish.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 35 min
Serves: 4





250 ml (1 C)


125 ml (½ C)


125 ml (½ C)


500 ml (2 C)

white cheese, grated

15 ml (1 T)

cheese flavoured spice

200 g

Eskort Streaky Bacon

Pork Chops


15 ml (1 T)

dried thyme

15 ml (1 T)

dried rosemary

15 ml (1 T)

dried Italian herbs

15 ml (1 T)

fresh coriander

30 ml (2 T)

pork seasonings (Cajun spice and Creole rub)

5 ml (1 t)

black pepper

30 ml (2 T)



salt to taste

Tomato Relish


410 ml (1 can)

chopped tomatoes


yellow onion

5 ml (1 t)

crushed ginger & garlic

125 ml (½ C)

beef stock

5 ml (1 t)

cayenne pepper

15 ml (1 T)

smoked paprika

45 ml (3 T)

oil for frying

5 ml (1 t)



salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 240

  • In a big bowl add all your dried herbs, seasoning, salt and pepper and mix with a spoon.

  • Pat your pork chops dry with a kitchen towel.

  • Mix the coriander, garlic & ginger and spice mix until well combined.

  • Spread the mustard on both sides of the pork chops and coat with the herb and spice mixture. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

  • Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat and add the olive oil.

  • Fry the chops for 3 minutes and pop into the oven for another 5 minutes.

  • Allow the chops to rest before you slice them.

For the polenta

  • Add 1 cup of polenta with 3 cups of warm water and cook for 10-15 minutes. Once polenta is cooked, add half a cup of milk and half a cup of cream.

  • Add cheese, cheese spice and season with the spices.

  • In a pan fry bacon until crispy and add this to the polenta.

Tomato relish

  • Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat and fry the onion, garlic and ginger until the onion is soft. Add a tin of tomatoes, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes.


  • Serve the chops and the relish on the cheesy polenta and garnish with some more coriander.

Recipe Meal Type: - Dinner
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