Sometimes you just fancy a big thick juicy steak. You start thinking about it and you don't stop until you actually sink your teeth into it.
It is a little bit like being pregnant without being pregnant. It is just a big crave, at least, this is for me.
Possibly, this could be because I live a few yards away from a really good butcher and he starts cooking meat near lunch time and there is not a single time that I am not drooling when I pass by!
He only sells local meat from small farmers and some is organic too. His beef steaks are so good and so tender and have that wild taste of grass eating calves which makes you want another one quite soon and this in my opinion is what good quality meat is.
I have to be honest here and say that I have found British meat to be particularly tasty and better than the one I have tasted in Italy. Surely all that bright green grass must help! So there you go, rain, which we have had in abundance recently, has a plus point here.
This time I wanted to try something different than beef and went for pork instead. I don't buy pork very often and it is really tasty meat especially if it is on the bone.
I have cooked these pork chops in beer which is an old fashion way of doing pork and seems to go well with it.
- Prep Time : 25 minutes
- Cook Time : 12 minutes
Rub salt and pepper on both sides of the meat.
Chop finely the garlic and the herbs; add the lemon zest, the beer and stir the ingredients together.
Add a dash of olive oil in a pan and heat it. When hot, cook the chops for about 6 minutes on each side (make sure the meat is cooked through!).
When cooked, take them out of the pan. Pour the beer sauce in the pan, add the butter and stir it all in for a minute until the butter has melt.
Serve the chops on the plates and pour over the sauce.
I have enjoyed this meal with chargrilled polenta and French beans.