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We are already enjoying our recent Garlic harvest – even though the bulbs aren’t dry yet, that isn’t stopping us from enjoying lots of fresh Garlic every day. It’s delicious and the garlic heads are huge and beautiful. Here is a fantastic dinner recipe that uses Garlic – Turmeric Garlic Pork Chops.
We took out some of our homegrown pork steaks from the freezer. Those piggies we raised last year are still rewarding us with great tasting pork.
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Graham wanted a recipe using turmeric with pork, and we found lots of great ideas, but….we haven’t been to the grocery store in a while and we didn’t have all the ingredients we needed.
So, Graham made one up – he loves cooking and often improvises. Here’s what he came up with – Turmeric Garlic Pork Chops.
Turmeric Garlic Pork Chops
1 1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
half a head of fresh or cured Garlic
1 tsp Smoked Garlic
4 Pork Chops or Steaks
Combine the Turmeric, Cayenne pepper and Smoked Garlic and crush, using a mortar and pestle if needed.
Finely dice the head of Garlic and set aside.
Rub half of the spice mix into the surface of the pork chops. Turn over and do the same to the other side.
Let the pork sit for a few minutes to let the flavour settle into the meat.
It’s been used in our kitchen for years and we use it almost every day.
Add the pork chops, turning them over half way through cooking. Make sure the chops are well cooked.
Serve with fresh garden veggies! We enjoyed freshly picked green beans and zucchini, lightly fried with (of course) more garlic.
Add a Cheddar Biscuit Bun or a nice side salad. This is another homegrown meal for us.
A homegrown meal made even healthier with all that garlic and Turmeric!
Turmeric Garlic Pork Chops Recipe
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- 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- half a head of fresh or cured Garlic
- 1 tsp Smoked Garlic
- 4 Pork Chops or Steaks
- Combine the Turmeric, Cayenne pepper and Smoked Garlic and crush, using a mortar and pestle if needed.
- Finely dice the head of Garlic and set aside.
- Rub half of the spice mix into the surface of the pork chops. Turn over and do the same to the other side. Let the pork sit for a few minutes to let the flavour settle into the meat.
- Heat your pan, seasoning it with the diced Garlic.
- Add the pork chops, turning them over half way through cooking.
Serve with fresh garden veggies! Add a Cheddar Biscuit Bun or a nice side salad. A homegrown meal made even healthier with all that garlic and Turmeric!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 185mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 55g
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