Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
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Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

These pork chops are marinated in a citrus brine with Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce, seared to perfection in butter and then cooked in a tamarind shallots sauce.

For this recipe, I chose boneless ribs because they are easier to manage when using a skillet. Bone-in ribs are also excellent and more flavorful because of the attached bone.

The brine is simple enough to recreate. Sour orange juice, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, red onions and, Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce are the ingredients for the brine. The meat is seared in a buttery sauce and then cooked in a tangy tamarind shallot sauce that is superb.

Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

How to cook pork chops

Cooking pork chop sounds easy, right? Not necessarily.  If you don’t know the correct temperature to cook the chops, they can easily be too hard to chew and very dry. Usually, the recommended way to cook pork chops is at an internal temperature between 145° F. (medium rare) and 160° F. (medium), followed by a 3-minute rest. That is for cooking the meat with no sauce.

Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

The beauty of this recipe is the sauce you drizzle on the pork after cooking. Searing the meat in butter locks the flavors. When you continue to cook the meat in the tamarind and shallots sauce, the flavors and aroma of all the ingredients create a perfect marriage.

The tamarind and shallots sauce enhances the citrus taste. It is not bitter and does not have an acidic taste and neither a sweet taste. But instead a savory flavor. Adding the honey to the marinade is essential.

Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

You can serve this delightful pork chop recipe with quinoa, rice or mashed potatoes. By the way, mashed potatoes are the best way to enjoy the dish, just my preference.

Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

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Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce, sweet and zesty and perfectly spiced with Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4
Calories 3201 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup of fresh orange juice
  • ½ cup sour orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops 10 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon Noubess Original Hot and Spicy Sauce
  • 3 olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 - 4 tablespoon unsalted butter

For the sauce

  • Leftover marinade
  • 1-2 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 1 - 3 Shallots sliced
  • 1 pinch ginger powder
  • Additional honey if preferred

Instructions
 

Prepare the marinade

  • Whisk the citrus juice and zest, honey, garlic and onion.
  • Clean your meat to your preference. Wipe with paper towel and place in a bowl. Pour marinade over pork chops. Let marinate for 15-20 minutes.
    Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
  • Remove the chops from the marinade. Strain and reserve the marinade. In a large nonstick skillet preferably, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season the chops with salt and pepper, add 2 - 3 to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat until golden, about 2 minutes per sides; transfer to a plate.
    Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
  • Repeat wit the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the chops.
    Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce
  • Clean skillet.
  • In the same skillet, melt butter. Add the chops and the strained marinade and cook over moderate heat, turning and basting until the chops are cooked thought, about 6 to 8 minutes; an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of each chop should read 135 degrees. Transfer the chops to a plate.
  • With a whisk, mix the tamarind paste until fully dissolved and blended with the sauce. Add shallots and ginger. Add more honey if preferred but not necessary if the paste is not too sour for your liking. Cook mixture over low heat while gently stirring, until it resembles a syrup. Remove from heat and pour over chops. Serve with quinoa, rice, polenta, potato salad or veggies.
    Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops with Tamarind Shallots Sauce

Notes

Adapted and updated from Food & Wine

Nutrition

Serving: 4gramsCalories: 3201kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 493gFat: 110gSaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 1436mgSodium: 1085mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Lastly, you can replace the tamarind sauce with guava paste, or chunks of apples.

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