Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Achiote Glazed Pork Chops

This was my first attempt at making anything with Achiote Paste (available at many Mexican grocery stores).  They came out pretty good!  If you want to take a stab at it, here's the recipe I (mostly) followed.

2 pork chops
½ onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons achiote paste
1 can ancho-chilies (I did not use these because of the heat)
1 orange, juiced
½ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. For pork chop marinade, blend onion, garlic, achiote paste, ancho-chiles, orange juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper until smooth. Marinate pork chop for a minimum of 30 minutes (maximum 6 hours).

2. Grill or pan fry pork chops to medium rare. Let rest 10-15 mins. before serving.

No comments: