With a lovely fresh flavour the pork pear tray bake is full of goodness with a great taste.
- Celeriac has a lovely nutty taste and was used in Chinese medicine
- Honey is good as an antibiotic.
- But the combination of flavours is ideal for pork!!
Fresh thyme makes a real difference to this recipe. OK you can also used powdered one but if you can use fresh you will notice the difference.
How to make pork pear tray bake
- 4 Lean pork medallions
- 4 Red onions
- 4 Conference Pears
- 1 Tablespoon runny honey
- 1 Medium celeriac
- 4 Garlic cloves
- 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 Teaspoon mild paprika powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Baking Tray
- Chef’s knife & chopping board
- Baking paper
- Pick the thyme, remove the leaves from the stem and chop into small bits
- Peel & chop the red onion
- Peel & chop the garlic
- Peel the celeriac and slice into thin strips
- Cut the pears into quarters and remove the core
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celscius, and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Spread the onion, celeriac and pears onto the baking tray,
- Cover with olive oil, the chopped thyme, some pepper and (optionally) some salt and put in the oven for 20 mins
- Mix the crushed garlic, mustard, honey and paprika powder
- Cover the pork chops with the seasoning
- Remove the baking tray from the oven, turn over the contents and add the pork chops
- Cook for 5 to 10 minutes until the chops are cooked
How to serve
Great on it’s own but I like serving it with peas.
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Pork Pear Tray Bake
- 1 Baking tray
- 1 Baking paper
- 1 Chef Knife
- Prepare the ingredients.– Pick the thyme, remove the leaves from the stem and chop into small bits– Peel & chop the red onion– Peel & chop the garlic– Peel the celeriac and slice into thin strips– Cut the pears into quarters and remove the core
- Bake the pears, celeriac and onions:– Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celscius,– Line a baking tray with baking paper.– Spread the onion, celeriac and pears onto the baking tray,– Cover with olive oil, the chopped thyme, some pepper and (optionally) some salt and put in the oven for 20 mins
- Prepare & marinate the pork chopsMix the crushed garlic, mustard, honey and paprika powderCover the pork chops with the seasoning
- Finalise the dish:Remove the baking tray from the oven, turn over the contents and add the pork chops.Cook for 5 to 10 minutes until the chops are cooked
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How to grow your own Thyme
When you are cooking fresh herbs tend to make a real difference to the results. Herbs are really easy to grow at home and many of them grow really fast.
If you go into most supermarkets you will probably be able to find a bag of ‘fresh’ thyme.
But there are 3 main advantages of growing your own thyme:
- It will be fresher with more taste (even the ‘fresh’ thyme in supermarkets will be at least 1 day old)
- You can grow thyme varieties (like orange or lemon thyme) not available in most shops
- You will save money
Growing thyme is very easy to do at home – more details in our article on how to grow thyme indoors