Sunday, November 2, 2014

chipotle pork with tomato onion relish

This dish was outstanding!  The flavors were "just right" and there certainly wasn't a lack of flavor- it was bursting!  We'll enjoy this dish again for sure. 
Note:  This dish is a good one to serve company.

chipotle pork with tomato onion relish (adapted from Your Home Based Mom
2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce plus 1 tablespoon sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
4 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 onion, halved and sliced
1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup olive oil (I omitted to make it healthier.  Next time I might use 2 tablespoons.)
4 bone-in pork loin center cut pork chops (I used boneless and suggest it!)

Combine chiles, sauce, garlic, cumin, thyme, cinnamon and 4 teaspoons salt in a food processor and pulse to make a paste.  Place mixture in a bowl and add onions, tomatoes, cilantro and 1/3 cup olive oil.  Add pork chops and marinade into a zippered plastic bag and let refrigerate for at least 4 hours.  When ready to cook, remove pork chops and put the "relish" into a saucepan with 1/4 cup water.  Cook over medium high heat until onions are soft, about 10 minutes or so.  Grill pork chops about 8-10 minutes per side.  Top with tomato onion relish and serve.

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