Brazilian Pork Chops in Orange Sauce




Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 90 mins


  • 4 100% New Zealand pork loin chops
  • 1 teaspoon each of cumin seeds, grated fresh ginger, dried oregano and minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of turmeric, paprika, mustard powder and ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or sultanas)
  • 2 oranges


  • Place the chops in a plastic bag or bowl.
  • Mix together all the herbs and spices and sprinkle over the chops.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy based fry pan and quickly brown the chops on both sides.
  • Place in lidded saucepan or casserole dish.
  • Brown the onions and stir in the orange juice and water.
  • Pour over the chops and add the raisins.
  • Simmer in lidded pot or pre-heated oven (165°C) for one hour.>
  • Zest the orange skin and cut orange into quarter’s and then 1 cm slices.
  • Place zest and segments above chops and cook a further 15 minutes.

Terrific Tip

This dish can also be made in a slow cooker on low for 7 hours.