Spicy Jerk Pork Chops

I don’t know if this really qualifies as jerk, but it is spicy and delicious so I think that still counts.  A lot of people get really uppity about pork being cooked properly too, I’ve never known anyone to get trichinosis though so I cook my pork a little rarer (read: juicier and not dry as a bone) than recipes tell me too.  Full Disclosure: This recipe is completely stolen from Fine Cooking.

Serves 2
Spicy Jerk Pork Chops
2 center cut, bone-in pork chops (3/4 in thick)

For the Jerk
2 T olive oil
4 medium scallions, coarselychopped
3 Serrano chilies, seeded and coarsely chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
2 T fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
1 T fresh thyme, coarsely chopped
3/4 t ground allspice
1/8 t ground Cinnamon

1. Put the oven rack 6 inches from the broiler and turn it on high.

2. Put all the jerk ingredients in a food processor and puree.

3. Salt and pepper the pork chops and then smear with the puree.

4. Place pork chops on a broiling pan and broil for 7 minutes a side.


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