Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Caribbean Green Seasoned Pork Chops

Green seasoning is a fragrant, widely used type of seasoning throughout the Caribbean. Depending upon which island you or your family are originally from, is likely to influence on how popular green seasoning is used. My family being Jamaican, this is not a seasoning we would use often, compared to say curry or jerk, nevertheless it is a seasoning that is used. Islands where there tends to be a greater Indian or Spanish influence such as Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba and Puerto Rico, this type of seasoning is more popular - don't ask me why, I can answer that a 100%, but I suppose it's likely to do with the diversity of ethnicities.
What I love about these green seasoned pork chops, is that the pork chops are moist and succulent, but aromatic flavoured. I don't always fancy heat (step away from the scotch bonnet), but I always want flavour. Big bold flavours.

You will need a food processor and oven proof dish.
Serves 3
3 pork loins
2 stalks of celery, sliced
2 spring onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves
7g fresh coriander, sliced
7g fresh parsley
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp salt
30 ml water
pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to gas mark 6. Wash the vegetables and cut the vegetables into bite size junks, place in the food processor alongside the oil and salt and pepper . Pulse until the vegetables are blended of a similar consistency of pesto. Smoother the pork loins with the green seasoning and place in a baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, turning over during the mid way point. Serve with potatoes, salad or sourdough bread.

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