Recipe: Creamy & Smoky Pork.

May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial day everyone. Let's not forget that today is not just about BBQ's and sunshine. But instead its about all those who fought for us. All those who died for us. Thank you for you. Thank you for fighting. Thank you.

Recently, I've been on a huge cilantro kick. I love it on my chicken, in my enchiladas, in my soup, pork -- you name it, I probably put it on it. Besides smoothies, that's just crazy talk. Remember how I told you it's genetic if you don't like it. So, if you're one of those, I'm sorry. Anyways.

Eating paleo is a tricky thing sometimes. It's super easy to eat grilled chicken everyday or if we're playing by my rules, pizza. I try to make it a point to meal plan on Sundays to avoid the boring meals. Adam and I always do a tally at the end of the week, good meals 4, bad meals 1. As long as I'm over 2, I consider it a win.

This last week, I had 5/5. That is huge and never happens.

Let's talk about pork. Sometimes I think people are afraid of pork. A lot of people think it's easy to just make beef or chicken. Let's get a little adventurous people.

  • 1 pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
For the rub:
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili pepper spice
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
For the sauce:
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make: 
  1. Begin by heating a large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Prepare your pork chops. Mix together ingredients for the rub, brush each pork chop with olive oil. Rub each side of the pork chops with spices, and use remaining olive oil to coat your skillet.
  3. Cook your pork chops for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the center reaches 165 degrees and is only slightly pink. Reduce heat to low.
  4. While the pork chops are cooking, mix together coconut milk, chili powder, cilantro, and liquid smoke in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  5. Once pork chops are cooked through, pour the sauce on top. Reduce heat to low, and scrape any bits of rub seasoning to add to the sauce.
  6. Enjoy!
 Step 2: Look at that delicious pork
  Step 2: This. This is so good. 
 Step 7: Top that pork off with some delicious salad. Go. 

Pork people, It's what's for dinner.

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