Friday, January 3, 2014
Did it again!
Made the same ole New Years Day meal that I made last year...Jalapeno cornbread stuffed pork chops, Hoppin' John and greens.
Quick cured the chops with Tenderquick for 2 hours...
Baked some jalapeno cornbread while the chops cured...
Made a stuffing using jalapeno cornbread, melted butter and chicken stock... didn't measure, just made it pretty moist.
rinsed the chops and stuffed them...the cure adds salt so I just seasoned with pepper.
into the BPS drum...
made Hoppin' John... fried some bacon, cooked onions and peppers in the drippings. Added chicken stock, rice, black eyed peas, a few pinches of thyme, marjoram and oregano.
then let the pot hang out in the drum too..
when the rice absorbed the stock I gave it a stir.
Cooked the chops until the internal temperature of the stuffing reached 165F. The quick cure keeps the pork moist at this high of a temp.
Topped the Hoppin' John with crisp bacon and fresh parsley...
It was kinda tasty!
Now that I think about it, not sure if this meal brought me good luck in 2013.
Then on the other hand... maybe my first air ambulance ride would have been a lot worse without the meal. lol
I might try to think up something different next New Years Day. :)