Monday, May 28, 2012

Apple and Onion Jerk Pork Chops

This was a fun dish to prepare! I love that I can transfer and marry my Jamaican flavors with so many recipes. The heat was nicely balanced with the sweet tart taste of a fresh apple slices. Here is the recipe:

2-3lbs of Pork Chops
Dry Jerk Seasoning Rub
1 onion
1 Apple (Granny Smith is best, but I used a McIntosh in this dish and it worked just fine)
Dried Parsley

1Medium Butternut Squash (This is one of my faves, you will see it a lot on here)
1/2 lb Green Beans
Garlic Salt
Olive Oil

Add a tablespoon of vinegar to water, and rinse pork, then pat dry. Add jerk rub and let marinate for at least an hour, or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 F. Transfer pork chops to cookie sheet after spraying with vegetable cooking spray. Place in oven once heated. Cook for 25-30 minutes

Peel and chop butternut squash into cubes. Arrange on another cookie tray and sprinkle with Olive Oil and Parsley and salt. Place in oven and cook for 20 minutes, or until tender.

Remove the ends of the green beans, wash and place in a small pot. Add garlic salt and butter and simmer for 6 minutes.

The first picture has the dishes straight from the oven, and the second one is my suggested serving. Share this with your friends and family members.