This recipe was sent to us by Cheyenne Millhouse of Spokane Valley, WA. It was a big hit here at the office, especially with our production manager who is a great lover of pork. I have suggested a few alternate ingredients in the recipe and a vegetarian option.
Chai Laced Apple and Sage Pork Chops (or Tofu)
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp minced dried garlic (or add a clove of fresh minced garlic to the pan before you add the chops)
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp smoked hot paprika (alternatively a nice hot chili powder would work nicely too)
2 Tbsp canola oil
4 one inch thick boneless pork chops (alternatively 4 thick extra firm slices of tofu)
2 Granny Smith Apples (tart ones are best)
¾ cup Tipu’s Chai Concentrate
(alternatively 1 tsp. Tipu’s Chai Now Black dissolved in ¾ cup boiling water with a splash of honey or 4 tsp. Tipu’s Chai Now Sweet & Spicy dissolved in ¾ cup boiling water)
Mix first 7 ingredients in a pie pan or other shallow dish. Heat canola oil over medium high heat.
Dredge the pork chops in the flour mixture, then place in the pre-heated frying pan.
While chops are cooking, thinly slice onion and apples.
Cook chops until browned on both sides, then remove from pan and place on a plate.
Add onion and apple to pan, cooking about 3 minutes until tender. Reduce heat to medium, mix Tipu’s Chai with leftover flour mixture and add to the pan.
Return pork chops to pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until desired doneness.
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