Pork with Green Tomato Chutney

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Don’t pick up soft green colored heirloom tomatoes for this recipe! The chutney here needs tart, firm underripe green tomatoes that are easy to find towards the end of tomato season. They can be simmered without totally losing their shape and balance the bit of sweetness expected in a chutney.



  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery and bell pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, thyme sprig, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a generous grinding of pepper; stir well to coat. Add 1 cup water, the vinegar and brown sugar and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring and mashing the tomatoes as they soften, until the mixture thickens but is still chunky, adding a splash of water toward the end if needed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, season the pork all over with salt, pepper and the chopped thyme. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning, until just cooked through but still a touch rosy in the center, about 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board to rest, 5 minutes.
  3. Divide the rice among plates. Stir any accumulated juices from the pork into the tomato chutney along with the parsley. Divide the pork and chutney among the plates. Top with more parsley.