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  • Serves: – people
  • Prep time: – mins
  • Cook time: – mins
  • Total time: 60 mins


  • Beetroots skin on (1 per person)
  • High welfare pork chops (1 per person)

These work best on a BBQ, however the same results can also be achieved in a normal kitchen.

Salsa ingredients:

  • 2 large spring greens biggest stalk removed (roughly 80g)
  • 25g parsley (before picked)
  • 20g mint (before picked)
  • 140g capers – drained
  • 40g wild garlic or 2 cloves
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 300ml olive oil
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 5 anchovy fillets

This salsa will last for 7 days, I like to make extra to use throughout the week as it works well with other meat dishes, so this recipe makes… ALOT!

How to make:

  1. Once the flames have gone and the bbq is ready to use, throw the beetroot, skin on, into the coals. You can forget about these for a while.
  2. 20 minutes later, you’ll need to turn the beetroots, you don’t want one side to be too burnt.
  3. Next, you’ll want to sear the pork chops. Season with olive oil and salt before standing them up on the bbq rind/fat side down, leaning against one another so they don’t fall over.
  4. Once the rind/fat looks nice and crisp, you can lie the chops down on the bbq and let them start cooking. Each chop takes a different time to cook as it depends on the size, I recommend getting a probe, you can do this by eye but to be on the safe side the probe should read at least 62c before you serve.
  5. Whilst the chops are cooking, you can make the salsa.Get a large mixing bowl, and with your prepped ingredients, throw them all in together, it doesn’t matter what order, and mix really well with a spoon.
  6. When the pork chops are ready, take them off the bbq and let them rest.
  7. Back to the beets, they should have been in the coals now for around 40 minutes, so it’s time for them to come off the bbq too. Submerge them straight into cold water. Let them cool here for a minute or two before moving onto the next step.
  8. You can either use your bare hands, or get a tea towel (one that you don’t mind ruining). Start rubbing off the burnt skin, you should begin to reveal the beautiful pink and purple colours of a beetroot.
  9. Once you have cleaned all the beets, slice them up and put them around the edge of a platter, place the pork chops in the middle and drizzle the salsa over the beetroot and chops. Don’t add too much, you don’t want to over power the flavour of the pork and beets, you can always add extra onto your plate afterwards.
  10. Tuck in and enjoy!

For a normal kitchen, sear and cook the chops in a pan the same as you would on a bbq. For the beetroot, scrub well leaving the skin on, season with olive oil and salt. Roast in an oven, at 180c for 40 minutes. Slice and prepare.

Paired with:

Paired with a blend of sweet and dry cider from Haywood Farm, order online.

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