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Pork chops with spicy tequila sauce


Pork chops with spicy tequila sauce

Ingredients 16
Servings 4
Time 5 mins, plus 30 mins to marinate

Ingredients

  • 10
    ml
    chilli powder
  • 30
    ml
    paprika
  • 10
    ml
    nutmeg
  • 80
    ml
    olive oil
  • pinch
    sea salt
  • 4*200
    g
    pork loin chops (each 2.5cm thick),bone in
  • SPICY TEQUILA SAUCE
  • 100
    ml
    lime juice
  • 200
    ml
    orange juice
  • 100
    ml
    tequila
  • 3
    cloves
    garlic, peeled and pureed
  • 10
    ml
    chilli powder
  • 15
    ml
    paprika
  • 10
    ml
    ground coriander
  • 10
    ml
    cumin
  • 50
    g
    brown sugar
 

Method

20 mins
 

In a shallow roasting tray, combine the chilli powder, paprika, nutmeg, olive oil and a generous pinch of salt. 


Add the pork to the marinade and coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 


Preheat the oven to 200°C. 


Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the tequila sauce, except the sugar, in a saucepan over a medium heat. 


Bring to a boil and reduce by half, then add the sugar. Taste, and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Reduce by half again and set aside. 


Place an ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat and add a dash of olive oil. Add the pork chops to the pan and brown on both sides (3 minutes per side). 


Transfer to the oven and cook for 8 minutes, remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. 


Serve with onion rings, a side of green vegetables and the tequila sauce. 


TIP


To make the perfect onion rings, make a batter of 150g flour, 1 egg, a pinch of salt and 15ml baking powder. Combine with ice cold water mixed into the desired thick-batter consistency. The trick to getting them crispy is placing the ice-cold batter into hot oil at 180°C.


A recipe extract from 'Summer food' by Tjaart Walraven, published by Penguin Random House.

Summer food by Tjaart Walraven

 

Read more on: tjaart walraven  |  summer food  |  pork
 

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