Tequila Pork Chops by Barb Gertz

Tequila Pork Chops by Barb Gertz

Tequila Pork Chops by Barb Gertz Recipe
Dinner, American, Tequila
Cooks in    Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 4 center-cut pork loin chops (each about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 -4 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno chiles
  • salt and pepper
Directions
  • Trim and discard fat from chops.
  • Wipe chops with a damp towel, then press cumin seeds equally onto pork chops.
  • Place a 10-to 12-inch nonstick frying over high heat.
  • When hot add 1 teaspoon butter, tilting pan to coat.
  • Add chops and turn as necessary to brown well on both sides about 6 minutes total.
  • Stir in garlic.
  • Remove pan from heat (away from vent,fan, or inflammables).
  • Stir in broth, tequila, and lime juice into pan.
  • Set over high heat, when liquid is boiling, reduce heat and simmer until meat is no longer pink in the center (cut to test), about 4 minutes.
  • Transfer chops to a platter; keep warm.
  • Over high heat, boil pan juices until reduced to 3 to 4 tablespoons, about 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining butter,in a lump, and stir until blended with sauce.
  • Season to taste with chilies.
  • Pour sauce over chops.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

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