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pork chops adobado!

In home cooking on March 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm

“Adobado” is a portuguese cooking technique where you marinate meat with paprika, cumin, garlic, herbs and hot peppers for several days before grilling or roasting it.

but come on, who has the time to let meat sit around marinating for days and then roast it for a couple of hours??? we’ve got exciting lives to lead, people! cant let pork chops cramp our style, thats for sure. and thats where this super easy & ohm nom nom worthy recipe comes in…

pork chops!

pork chops!

seriously guys, this is a no brainer. make the marinade, rub it in the meat, let it sit for a “freaks&geeks episode”  hour, then broil it for 10 mins! and its yummy too! next time, id probably add some cayenne pepper to up the spiciness and a bit more olive oil so that theres more marinade to go around…

– jess

pork chops adobado with spinach bleu cheese salad

pork chops adobado with a spinach bleu cheese salad

Pork Chops Adobado
The Louisville Courier-Journal, 9/12/01 & smittenkitchen

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 5 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
4 boneless pork chops, about an inch thick

(If you’re grilling the chops, heat your grill as necessary.)

In a small skillet over low heat, combine olive oil, garlic and
oregano. Heat for 2 minutes or until they become aromatic. Stir in
cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

Place the pork chops in a wide pan and pour the seasoned oil over
them. Rub the mixture into the pork and let it stand at least 30
minutes, or refrigerate all day or overnight. Broil or grill about 5
minutes per side, or until pork is done to desired taste.

-jess

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