Monday, July 16, 2012

Jerk Pork Chops with Chipotle Mashed Potatoes {recipes #46 & 47}

Pork is not a meat that we eat a lot. So once I tried to switch it up a little by looking specifically for pork recipes.

I stumbled upon this pork chop and mashed potato recipe and it was pretty good! 

Jerk Pork Chops & Chipotle Mashed Potatoes


Pork Chops
4 green onions
2 jalepeno peppers
2 cloves garlic
2 T. fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 thick cut pork chops

Mashed Potatoes:

2 lbs russet potatoes (4-5)
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
salt and pepper (found in the ethnic or Mexican section of your supermarket)

Pork Chops:

1) Thinly slice the green onions (both parts). Halve and seed the jalepenos. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Put the onions, jalepenos, garlic, lemon juice, salt, allspice, and cinnamon in a bowl, stir until combined. 
2) Spread the mixture over both sides of the pork chops and put them in a baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
3) Preaheat a grill or grill pan on high heat. Put the pork chops on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until the middle is no longer pink.

Chipotle Mashed Potatoes:

1) Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks. Put the potato chunks in a large sauce pan of salted water. Add the garlic and cook over medium high heat for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
2) Drain off the water and return the pan to the stove. Add the butter and milk to the pan and cook over medium heat until the milk comes to a boil. Smash the potatoes and garlic with a fork or potato masher until fairly smooth. Finely dice the chipotle pepper and stir it into the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

Serve together and Enjoy!

*to make it prettier, I would suggest setting aside some of the green topping to put back on in the end!*

What is your favorite way to spice up pork chops or mashed potatoes?

All for now,


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