Smoked Pork Chops in Cherry Pepper/Peppadew Sauce
|Smoked Pork Chops in Cherry Pepper/Peppadew Sauce|
The chops were picked up at Vincent's Meat Market on Arthur Avenue. I had them cut into thick slices, at least 1 inch thick . The smoked chops are mostly cooked, so preparing a dish with this meat won't take long.
1/2 cup of hot Italian Cherry Peppers, (reds, yellow, orange - no green ones)
1 cup of marinated Peppadews
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cloves of garlic / cut in halves
EVOO , S/P
Blend the peppers into a puree' using a food processor . Ensure that vinegar is squeezed out of both types of peppers otherwise , the sauce will sting too much. Add some water and EVOO, while processing. Place the puree' into a sauce pan with EVOO. Season, again. Add some water and cook for at least 10 minutes. Then add the cream , simmer for few more minutes over low heat.
Using a different skillet, brown each of the smoked pork chops (cut to one inch thickness). Place into sauce pan with pepper sauce.
Serve with a side of greens or sauteed mushrooms.
Oink , Oink !
p.s. This string of meat based dishes will soon come to an end, as Lent starts and I will be shifting to seafood , pasta and veggies for at least 40 days, and perhaps til' Thanksgiving. Wish me luck !