CUBAN PORK CHOPS WITH MOJO

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 1/4 cup orange juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 4 (1-inch-thick) bone-in pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup watercress, for garnish
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped, for garnish
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced, for garnish

Directions

  • In a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag, combine 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup lime juice, and vinegar.
  • Add pork and let it sit and marinate for about 1 hour in refrigerator.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all dried spices.
  • Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and rub with the dry spice mixture.
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over high heat.
  • Place the pork chops in the pan and sear on 1 side until brown. Flip over and turn the heat down to medium-low.
  • Add onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the garlic and continue to cook until garlic begins to brown.
  • Pour in the remaining 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup lime juice, and white wine.
  • Simmer until the liquid is slightly reduced and begins to thicken.
  • The chops should be cooked through.
  • Remove the chops from pan and put on a warm plate.
  • Continue to reduce juices in pan by half.
  • Pour over the chops and serve immediately.
  • Garnish with watercress, tomatoes and avocado.

Notes

Hubby and I were watching Guys big bite on food network and he asked if I would make these. They were very good. We made them with Sofrito Mashed Potatoes that he made with them on the show, which i will be posting too, cuz the were delish as well

Categories: Dinner  Main Dish  Pork 

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