Sweet and savoury pork chops



5 min


10 min


4 Servings

Sweet and savoury pork chops

Sweet and savoury pork chops recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

These saucy pork chops pair beautifully with a Bourgogne Pinot Noir — using only a handful of fresh ingredients, it's an easy dish that will wow your dinner guests.


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8 fast-fry boneless pork chops , about 500 g
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 green onions , sliced diagonally


  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil. Sprinkle chops with salt and cook 1 min per side. Push them to side of pan and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • STIR lemon zest and juice with apricot jam and ginger, then add to pan. Stir to loosen brown bits from bottom of pan, then turn chops until coated with jam mixture. Cover and continue simmering 3 more min, turning halfway through. Stir in onions and transfer to plates.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 224,
  • Protein
  • 28 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g,
  • Fat
  • 6 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 203 mg.
Wine Pairings

Saucy chops & spinach couscous, Pair it with: A pinot from Burgundy.
This pinot noir has it all: red-berry fruit, firm acidity and tannins. Though traditional burgundy may appear to be an odd choice with lemon and apricot flavours, it works very well with this dish.

Our pick: Bouchard Pére et Fils La Vignée, Bourgogne Pinot Noir, France, $18.

Serve with Spinach Couscous.