Chile Dusted Pork Chops with Strawberries

I saw this recipe on a magazine I subscribe to, and thought it looked like a delicious combination of flavors… It was!  The tanginess from the strawberries, mixed with the sugar and the chiles gives these pork chops a really different taste than what we are used to. I thought they were very good and my husband really enjoyed them.

This is a quick meal to prepare and you will not sacrifice in flavor or presentation with it.

Helga

Chile Dusted Pork Chops with Strawberries

Chile Dusted Pork Chops with Strawberries

Adapted from chefs Chefs Vinny Dotolo & Jon Shook
Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon Cobán chile powder*
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 bone-in pork chops (8 oz each)
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup couscous
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Procedure:

  1. Combine chile powders and kosher salt in a bowl; rub onto both sides of chops. Set aside.
  2. Bring strawberries, lemon juice, 2 tbsp water, sugar and flour to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring every few minutes, until juice thickens, 12 to 15 minutes. Cover; set aside.
  4. Cook couscous as directed on package, adding salt and pepper to taste. Cover; set aside.
  5. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Cook chops until a meat thermometer reads 165°, 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
  6. Divide couscous among 4 plates. Place 1 chop on top of couscous; drizzle with pan juices. Top with berries.

Note:

  • Cobán Chile is a guatemalan chili pepper, it can be substituted with chipotle, cayenne or pepper flakes.

Chile Dusted Pork Chops with Strawberries

Chile Dusted Pork Chops with Strawberries

Chile Dusted Pork Chops with Strawberries

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