Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pork Chops with Chipotle Adobo and Tomato Sauce

We don't often mention the raw materials here, but we are convinced that Costco has the best meat around; these pork chops are an example.  Make a marinade by mixing in a pie plate 4T olive oil, 3T vinegar ( we used some thyme vinegar made by Mina and Greg), 1T chipotle in adobo sauce (this stuff is hot so be careful), 1/4t each of cumin, coriander, and cardamum, and 1 clove of garlic, minced.  Coat the pork chops and allow them to marinate for 3-4 hrs.  Remove the chops (reserve the marinade)  and brown with 2-3T olive oil in an oven proof pan.  Place them in a 400 degree oven for about 20 min. ( internal temp. of 140 F; cooking time will depend on how thick your chops are).  Remove the chops to a plate and add the reserved marinade along with two chopped roma tomatoes and 1/4C dry white wine to the pan.  Bring to a boil while scraping the bits off the bottom of the pan.  Pour over the chops and top with chopped cilantro.
For the bean salad, mix one can of drained and rinsed black beans, 1/2C chopped bell pepper of various colors, 1/4C chopped banana peppers, 1/4t cumin, 3T olive oil, juice from 1/2 lime.  Chopped red onion is a nice addition as well.  Mix and serve.  We served dinner with a Spanish Rose`.



Post a Comment

<< Home