8/21/10

Cumin-Crusted Pork Loin Chops

Cumin-Crusted Pork Loin Chop

Gelson's always has these beautiful, extra thick pork loin chops that make me want to buy them, take them home and prepare them in a really special way. In the past I've baked them with apples, 'simply grilled' them, covered them in a fresh cherry peach sauce, and the list goes on. This time I was looking for a little spice so I coated them in cumin seeds and some smoked paprika and they were outstanding!


This is one of those super simple "recipes" that you don't need to measure. It's always nice to have a few of these up your sleeve for last-minute dinners that look (and taste) like you've spent a lot of time preparing.

Serves 4

Grill Medium

Ingredients:
4 pork loin chops, extra thick cut
olive oil
cumin seeds
smoked paprika
kosher salt
freshly cracked pepper

coat both sides and grill

Coat both sides of chops with olive oil. Then sprinkle cumin seed, a little smoked paprika, kosher salt, and fresh cracked pepper, and rub or pat the chops to be sure they are well coated.

Grill for approximately 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 degrees F. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Serving suggestion: These Cumin-Crusted Pork Loin Chops are excellent when served with crunchy Roasted Corn Salsa on the side.

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