Some of you may have read about this in a post from a week or so ago, but I should probably officially announce that Chris and I are getting married!! Yes, yes, it's true. He actually asked me on Christmas day, but I'm not one to call a lot of attention to myself personally, so I thought it was weird to announce it on my blog. BUT, since I don't have too much else to talk about and over the weekend I had my first experience wedding dress shopping, I figured now would be as good as time as any to announce we are getting married :) And the wedding dress shopping experience??? It was fun... but it did confirm that I do not want a traditional wedding dress. Not that that should shock anyone that knows me well, but at least it was a confirmation to me that I am still heading in the right direction!!
Anyway... sorry I rambled, but honestly, between having cookers block and writers block, I'm struggling with my posts. So, just know, this was a great recipe and although I don't have the exact words to describe it, it was amazingly simple and packed with a ton of flavor. What else do you truly need to know, right?
Cumin-Chile Pork Chops
Adapted from Food Network Magazine
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large jalapeno, stem and seeds removed and roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, quartered
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
drop of sesame oil
3-4 pork chops (I used bone-in pork chops)
Add all of the ingredients, except the pork, into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Place the pork in a shallow dish or resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over. Cover/seal and place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
Preheat grill to 375 degrees F. Clean and oil grill grates. Place the pork over direct heat and grill 4-6 minutes per side or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degree F. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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