Kosher Food

Kosher food is any type of food prepared according to traditional Jewish ritual and the dietary laws contained in the Talmud. The most important of the laws decrees that animals and poultry be slaughtered in a special way and that meat and dairy products must be cooked separately.

Kotelett mit Pflaumen

A deliciously simple German dish, Kotelett mit Pflaumen (koht-ehl-leht mitt flau-men) is perfect for a quick family supper or an informal dinner party. Serve it with creamed potatoes and peas.

1 lb. plums, washed and stoned

2 oz. sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

8 fl. oz. red wine

4 thick pork chops, trimmed of excess fat

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to moderate 350 °F (Gas Mark 4, 180°C).

Preheat the grill to high.

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the plums, sugar, cinnamon and red wine to the boil over moderate heat.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the plums are soft.

Meanwhile, rub the chops with the salt and.pepper and place them on the rack under the grill .

Reduce the heat to low and grill the chops for 3 minutes on each side, or until they are lightly browned.

Remove the chops from the grill and place them in an ovenproof serving dish. Set aside and keep warm.

Remove the pan from the heat and press the plums and liquid through a fine strainer with the back of a wooden spoon.

Pour the plum puree over the chops. Cover the dish and place it in the oven. Bake for 1 hour.

Remove the dish from the oven and serve at once.