Pork, pears and parsnips

Serve your family this delicious English-inspired pork dish, which has a mustard and maple syrup glaze.

Serve your family this delicious English-inspired pork dish.

Serve your family this delicious English-inspired pork dish, which has a mustard and maple syrup glaze.

Pork, Pears and Parsnips

15 ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil

4 pork loin centre chops, bone-in (about 2 lb/1 kg)

Salt and pepper, to taste

3 firm slightly under-ripe pears, peeled

750 g (1 1/2 lb) parsnips (about 7 medium), peeled and cut into 6-by-1-cm (2 1/2-by-1/2-inch) sticks

Glaze

90 ml (6 tbsp) grainy mustard

50 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup

2 ml (1/2 tsp) crushed garlic

Brush roasting pan with 5 ml (1 tsp) of the oil. Place pork chops in pan; season with salt and pepper.

Cut pears into quarters and remove cores; cut each quarter in half. In a small bowl, toss parsnips with remaining oil. Place pears and parsnips on and around chops. Cover with foil and bake in a 190 C (375 F) oven for about 20 minutes.

Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, maple syrup and garlic; brush over pork chops, pears and parsnips. Bake, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes more or until parsnips are tender and juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside.

Makes 4 servings.

Just Posted

Person airlifted to hospital after collision near Innisfail

One person was airlifted to hospital after a serious collision west of… Continue reading

Sunny weather improves farmers’ prospects

A harvester kicking up dust. It’s a picture that will bring a… Continue reading

Rural transit pilot project being considered

Penhold, Innisfail and Red Deer County councils to decide whether to go ahead with project

Red Deer fire station up for sale

Home sweet home at Fire Station 4

‘Stupid’ law preventing Canada’s re-engagement with Iran: retired envoy

OTTAWA — The real reason the Liberal government hasn’t been able to… Continue reading

Voters head to polls for BC municipal elections today

VANCOUVER — Voters in British Columbia will head to the polls today… Continue reading

All sharks tagged in N.S. expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch website

HALIFAX — All six of the sharks tagged in Nova Scotian waters… Continue reading

Memorial service for former PQ minister Lise Payette today in Montreal

MONTREAL — Mourners will gather to remember former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister… Continue reading

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown… Continue reading

‘Mom I’m in trouble:’ Canadian, Brit face 10 years in jail for alleged graffiti

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — The mother of a Canadian who was arrested… Continue reading

Coyote on the prowl near Penhold

This coyote was out on the prowl in a field just west… Continue reading

Most Read