Junipered Pork Chops

This simple, but extremely tasty, dish of pork chops flavoured with juniper berries is ideal for a family supper. Serve it with mashed potatoes and French beans and, to drink, a chilled Tavel rose wine.

4 large pork chops

2 garlic cloves, halved

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

20 juniper berries, crushed

4 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat the grill to high.

Rub each chop all over with half a garlic clove. Rub them with the salt and pepper and press the juniper berries into the meat.

Place the chops on a rack in the grill pan and brush them with the oil.

Reduce the heat to moderate and place the chops under the grill . Grill for about 10 minutes on each side, or until the meat is tender when pierced with the point of a sharp knife.

Transfer the chops to a warmed serving dish and serve at once.

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