Thursday, January 27, 2011

Spicy Coconut Pork Chops

I'm a coconut lover! I'm convinced you can use coconut to enhance just about any meal! Coconut is wonderful because it can be mild, potent, spicy and sweet! ... A versatile cooking ingredient I just love! It also has wonderful health benefits! It's a great source of energy. As a medium chain fatty acid, it's stored in the liver and ready to use for energy! It boosts metabolism. It's an intestinal healer! And... it helps fight off infections! Hope you enjoy... (my kids sure did)... and whenever they like a Paleo creation of mine, I consider it an utter success!

Recipe:
8 pork chops
2 T coconut oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
1/2 C coconut milk
2 T lime juice
1 tsp. olive oil
Seasoning:
1/2 C unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. red chili flakes
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
pinch sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub a little olive oil over the pork chops. In a zip lock bag add all the seasonings. In a skillet, heat the coconut oil. Add pork chops to zip lock bag and shake to coat pork chops evenly (it may not look like enough seasoning, but it was just enough). Brown pork chops in coconut oil, and place on a baking dish. Add onions to skillet. Saute until tender, adding lime juice to deglaze pan. Add coconut milk to skillet and pour over pork chops. Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. Serve with your choice of vegetable side. We enjoyed some steamed broccoli!


1 comment:

mallory Pascal said...

im claiming kellys the best paleo cooker on the planet.


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