Make a pig of yourself

I have to regurgitate a recipe I threw together for last night’s dinner of which I just devoured the leftovers, sooner than I thought about taking a picture! Serves 2 Piggys.

4 pork cheeks

1 box pre-cooked lentils

1/2 tube tomato purée

Dollop of Dijon mustard

Diced apple

Diced red onion

Chipped centinarja

Glass of good red wine


Heat a pan and swirl the pork cheeks around to release some of the fat and sear the meat. Remove the cheeks. Fry the onion, centinarja, and apple, add in the lentils with their juice. Stir in the mustard and put the cheeks on top of the lentils. Throw in the wine and tomato purée and leave till most of the juice is absorbed and the cheeks are browned.

Tip: have some Maltese bread ready to mop up the juices.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)