Bacon chop with Tewkesbury mustard
Saturday 26 April 2008
I've recently got into delicious bacon chops, especially if they are not too salty. If your butcher can't do bacon chops on the bone, then a thick-cut piece of streaky will do the trick. Good delis and supermarkets stock Tewkesbury mustard. I get mine from Waitrose and it's somewhere between a Dijon and English mustard.
4 bacon chops weighing about 200g each
For the mustard sauce
2 large shallots, peeled and finely chopped
A good knob of butter
1tsp tomato purée
100ml dry cider
3tsp (or more) Tewkesbury mustard
250ml beef stock
Melt the butter in a thick-bottomed saucepan and gently cook the shallots for 2-3 minutes until lightly coloured. Add the flour and tomato purée and stir well over a low heat for a minute. Gradually add the cider, stirring to avoid lumps forming, and then add the mustard and gradually add the beef stock. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 20-25 minutes until the sauce has reduced by about two-thirds and thickened.
Remove the rind from the chop. You can cook and crisp this separately if you wish. Season the chop with pepper only. Cook on a ribbed griddle or in a heavy frying pan for about 5-6 minutes on each side then serve with the sauce. Serve with fresh greens, such as purple sprouting broccoli.
Hix Oyster and Chop House, 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London EC1 (020-7017 9130; www.restaurantsetcltd.com)
To see Mark Hix's exclusive cookery videos, see http://www.independent.co.uk/hixcooks
Life & Style blogs
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
A nap a day could save your life
Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Windows 10 automatically sends parents detailed dossier of their children's internet history and computer use
The antidote to Tinder? Majority of dating app users want relationship, rather than hook-ups, study finds
- 1 Barbarians vs Samoa interrupted by sprinklers as fans criticise lack of Wi-Fi and poor seating at West Ham's Olympic Stadium
- 2 Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
- 3 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
- 4 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 5 David De Gea to Real Madrid: Real finally get their man with £29m bid for Manchester United goalkeeper
iJobs Food & Drink
£26000 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Product Development departm...
£23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Visitor Fundraising Team is responsi...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...
£30000 - £34000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Estates Team of this group ...