Blue cheese crusted pork escalopes with pineapple sage, roasted beetroot and apple

60 minutes


Blue cheese crusted pork

  • 2 pork escalopes, 2 large or 4 small
  • 70g of breadcrumbs
  • 25g of butter, melted
  • 12 pineapple sage leaves, or normal sage, plus extra to garnish
  • 80g of blue cheese, crumbled
  • 30g of Parmesan
  • salt
  • pepper

Roasted beetroot and apple

  • 250g of beetroot, trimmed and scrubbed
  • 2 red onions, peeled and sliced into wedges
  • 1 apple, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 sprig of pineapple sage
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
Place the beetroot and onions in a medium baking dish and toss with the olive oil and seasoning. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add the apple and sage sprigs, toss together and cook for another 20 minutes
Meanwhile, make the pork crust. Place the breadcrumbs, sage and Parmesan cheese in a food processor and blitz briefly to combine. Stir in the melted butter and seasoning
Dry the pork escalopes with kitchen paper and arrange them on a sheet of foil on a grill rack. Spread the blue cheese over the pork, then divide the crust between each piece of pork and gently press it down over the meat
Once the beetroot, apple and onions have cooked, remove from the oven and set aside
Preheat the grill to 220°C
Grill the chops for 8–10 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the juices run clear when the meat is pierced with a knife tip
Divide the beetroot, apple and onion mixture between four plates. Let the pork rest for a couple of minutes, then place next to the vegetables. Garnish with a few extra sage leaves