Brazilian Pork Chops in Orange Sauce


  • 4 NZ pork chops (loin or shoulder)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 2 oranges, cut into 1 cm slices and skin zested
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How to Zest, Peel and Segment Citrus


  • Mix together all the herbs and spices. Sprinkle over chops in a plastic bag or bowl.

  • Heat oil in a heavy based fry pan and quickly brown both sides of chops. Place in lidded saucepan or casserole dish.

  • Brown onions, stir in orange juice and 1 cup water, then pour over the chops and add raisins.

  • Simmer in lidded pot or pre-heated oven (165°C) for 1 hour.

  • Place zest and orange segments above chops and cook a further 15 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes.

  • Recipe courtesy of NZ Pork

By NZ Pork

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