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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Can't believe I didn't post pics of this yet...

My New Year's day dinner.
Probably because it's pretty much the same thing I make every January 1st. :)



Gave the chops a quick cure using 1 TBS of Tender Quick per pound of meat.



I sprinkle the TQ on the chops, wrap and let them chill for an hour to two depending on how thick they are.


made a batch of jalapeno cornbread...
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 egg (beaten)
you can add sugar.. up to 3/4 cup.
1/4 cup veggie oil
1/4 cup minced onions
1 cup whole kernels of corn (grilled corn is great too)
minced jalapenos (as many as you like)





since the cornbread has onion, jalapeno and corn, I only add a bit of melted butter and chicken stock to make it moist for the stuffing...


I rinse the cure off of the chops, cut a slit into the side and stuff with the cornbread filling...




made a batch of hoppin john...

bacon..



onions, peppers and garlic...



I used ham this time, chicken stock and black eyed peas...I'm not great at measuring but I added a couple pinches of  basil, thyme, marjoram and one bay leaf. Salt and pepper too. Hmmm also cayenne for a little kick.




Let this simmer uncovered on the BPS drum...



then added the stuffed chops...



added rice to the hoppin john pot...







Jalapeno cornbread stuffed pork chops, hoppin' john and greens...





It really was tasty but now that I think back.. this is when I caught cold number two!!
After cooking that day I caught a second cold or maybe it just made my Christmas cold worse.

Not sure if the peas and greens will bring me good luck but it was worth a try. :)


12 comments:

Sid said...

Cold #2! No wonder we didn't here from ya. That's the last time I wish you a white Christmas! Of course, with a strong fan you might have run the smoker in the kitchen and not been outside :) I can hear the compliments now "Jeanie, what's that magnificent air freshener your using?" :) Never had Hoppin' John. Have to give that a try. It all looks good.

LindaG said...

Looks good, as always!
Blessings to you all. ♥

cowgirl said...

lol Chris...That's right! You are the one who sent the snow. lol I did enjoy it and even though I caught two colds, it was worth it. Thanks again! :)
Great idea on the house fan. lol Might have to give that a try. :)

Hope you are having a great week, Thanks! :)

cowgirl said...

Linda thank you! Hope all is going well at your farm. Looks like you are keeping busy!
Have a great week. :)

Bushman said...

Looks great!
Love the grill top. I haven;t been around in awhile so it's new to me. Got a lot of catching up to do. LOL
I love hoppin john!

David said...

This looks super good! Never thought of just doing a quick cure. Sure looks like a tastey plate. Stay warm!

John Elder said...

I just cant stop thinking about the cornbread you made here. What tempeature did you bake it and for how long? My superbowl party needs this cornbread.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Bushman.. Good to see you! Hope you had a great hunting season.
Thanks for stopping by. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you David! The quick cure really adds moisture to the chops... I love them this way.
Hope you are staying warm too!
Thanks! :)

cowgirl said...

Hi John! Nice to meet you. :)
In a 400F degree oven the cornbread takes 25 to 30 minutes. When I cook it in a smoker or grill, I just let it go with what ever meat I am cooking and watch for the top to get brown.

Sounds like you are going to have a great Super Bowl party! Hope you have a nice weekend too.
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Tango Joe said...

Everything looked as amazing as ever!
Could go for a bowl (or three) of your Hoppin' John right now!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Joe! Nice to see ya. :)
Hope you are having a great week!