A nice thick griddled pork chop, oozy herby cannellini beans what’s not to like here, I have always professed a love of good simple rustic cooking, nice and frugal, but using quality ingredients and packed with flavour.
I rubbed the thick pork chop with a clove of garlic, and sprinkled it with thyme and sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and placed on a medium hot griddle pan to sear. Cooking both sides until cooked through, about 4/5 minutes a side.
I heated a tin of cannellini beans through with a chopped clove of garlic, a few sprigs of thyme and some salt and pepper, mushing with a potato masher till creamy, adding some good quality extra virgin olive oil just before serving.
Rest the meat on top of the beans so the juices enrich the beans. Cheers Marcus
"I have always professed a love of good simple rustic cooking, nice and frugal, but using quality ingredients and packed with flavour."
I couldn't agree more and your quote reminds me of my 10 years (ish) living in France. It reminds me of a simple veal chop and duck egg fried in butter with the butter from the pan poured over the chop and egg....all mopped up with a couple of lumps of "Gros pain"
And the cannellini beans remind me of one of my favourite dishes...Cassoulet....allbeit made with Haricot blancs.