Day 8 | Umami Bomb Pork Chops

Laura Santtini's 30 Days of Flavour Recipe Collection

Pork chops are so versatile – you can grill or slow cook them, bread or barbecue them. This recipe is very simple – the addition of the beer came about when I was enjoying a drink while cooking pork chops for dinner! I splashed some in the pan and the result was delicious.

LEVEL      Easy



2       double cut, bone-in pork chops
1/2    teaspoon sweet paprika
2/3    cup beer or cider
1/4    cup maple syrup
1       tablespoon Taste #5 Umami Bomb paste
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Season pork chops with salt, pepper and paprika on both sides.
  3. Roast in the oven in a shallow baking pan for about 20-25 minutes and then pork chops begin to crackle.
  4. Remove pork chops to a plate.
  5. Place roasting pan on range over high heat and pour in the beer, maple syrup and Umami Bomb to deglaze. Using a spatula stir together and scrape up all the crusty bits to form a sauce – the bits left on the bottom of the pan from baking is where all the deep umami flavour is left.
  6. Serve the pork chops with the sauce spooned over top!
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