• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 2
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    Cuban Spiced Pork Chops

    A typical dish found in most paladares, these tender and flavorful chops use many of the island’s most common ingredients in a lean, easy-to-cook dish: cumin, garlic, and lime. I love riding horses out into the countryside of Trinidad and stopping at some of the local ranchóns (ranches) for lunch, where there is always something delicious to eat straight from the grill. Some of my most memorable Cuban experiences come from sitting under the unassuming thatched roofs at a ranchón, listening to the local farmers play the guitar, drinking fresh sugar cane juice, and eating freshly grilled pork. 


    Ingredients
    2
    boneless pork chop
    2
    limes (juiced)
    1/2
    teaspoon
    cumin (ground)
    2
    cloves
    garlic (crushed)
    1/4
    teaspoon
    onion powder
    1/4
    teaspoon
    ground pepper
    1/2
    teaspoon
    olive oil (optional)
    Directions
    Trim the excess fat from the pork chops, and cut shallow cross-hatch marks on both sides of the meat.
    Mix all remaining ingredients together in a bowl. Add in the chops and allow them to soak. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill and marinate for a minimum of 1 hour.
    Once chilled, grill or broil the chops at 500°F for 8–10 minutes, turning over halfway through. To maximize the tenderness of the meat and juices in the chops, only flip the meat once. Serve with a side of rice and plantains.
    Reprinted With Permission From Cuban Flavors: Exploring the Island’s Unique Places, People, and Cuisine

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 2
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