I can’t remember the last time I had a meal of pork chops. I’ve certainly never made them myself. Has chef any recipes he could pass on?

WHEN buying your pork, try to buy from a local butcher and ask whether their pork comes from free range pigs; they will have a far superior taste and flavour. Your chops will be about 200g each and you will need one per person. Rub the chops with a little olive oil, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a griddle pan until hot, then lay the pork chops in, cook on each side until golden brown, then transfer to an oven pre-heated to 200C for about another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest. You ideally want to pork to be just cooked rather than overcooked as it can go tough. For a garnish with the pork, I'm suggesting some sauté new potatoes finished with some diced chorizo and wild garlic. Par boil 400g of new potatoes, cool, then thickly slice. Add 50 ml olive oil to a large, hot frying pan and the sliced potatoes, allow to colour on one side, then turn. Add 100g of diced cooking chorizo, give a good mix with the potatoes. You will find some wild garlic starting to shoot in wet woodlands and near rivers at this time of year. Pick some and give it a good wash. Add some shredded leaves to the potatoes mix. Season with a little salt and pepper. Serve with the cooked pork chop and drizzle with a little olive oil. If you can’t get any wild garlic, substitute for some leaf spinach.