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Hawaiian Pork Chops...

SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
edited 7:48PM in EggHead Forum
Morning All:

At about 3:30pm this afternoon EggHatter asked if I would fix a pork loin (3.3 lbs) for dinner tonight (as she took it out of the freezer). Being the obedient husband that I am :laugh: I said of course and prepared a brine to both help it thaw and add moisture. Here is the whole loin (has been cut, but to give you an idea of the size)...
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After a while she then asked if instead of the whole loin could I do boneless chops, so again "yes dear" and it became four chops...
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Then she asked "how about stuffing them"...we looked around the kitchen and found pistachios, dried pineapple & coconut and of course DP Pineapple Head...ended up using about a 0.25 cup of each for two chops...here stuffed with mixture...
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a few toothpicks to hold them together...
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Also baked a sweet tator that had been split in half lengthwise, sprinkled with DP Pineapple Head, a couple pats of butter and some brown sugar then wrapped in foil...the tators went on about 20 minutes before the chops (400 dome temp) indirect on a couple of pieces of broken platesetter...then the chops on direct, raised grid...
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Once the chops were almost done, pulled the tators and finished the chops...
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Then onto the plates...
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And a closeup of the chops after slicing through...
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This was VERY GOOD! The pineapple, pistachio & coconut went together fantastically. Also used a couple chunks of Guava wood when the chops went on to keep the Hawaiian theme going. Will do the other two chops later this week.

Have a GREAT day!

   Jay

Brandon, FL


 

Comments

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Your killing me Jay,, with everything going on the eggs haven't seen much action lately but Wendy did a loin today in the kitchen clock thing with cream of mushroom soup, potatoes and carrots. It was ok but I would of preferred to be at your house :whistle:
    How's the knee doing?
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
    Morning Pat:

    Sorry to hear about the continued plumbing problems, but at least after the next repairs you shouldn't have any more difficulties (at least with the supply lines).

    My Eggs haven't had much action lately either, but mostly because of it being too cold for this (now) Florida boy!

    Knee is doing fine...no real "pain", just some discomfort as it is slightly swollen still, but it definitely feels a LOT better than before the surgery.

    Stay warm!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Your obedience is most kind....the chops like incredible. Merry Christmas to you and EggHatter! :)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Those are some really good looking fat chops Jay!! Very nice!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
    Morning Elizabeth:

    Hey, it's too close to Christmas to not be obedient!

    Thanks!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
    Morning Molly:

    Thanks...they were good!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • Nicely done! When I do them that thick, I have to revert to a sear/roast. But you executed it perfectly.
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
    Morning Chris:

    Thanks! With having the pocket of stuff it was almost like two "thinner" chops...just flipped a couple times (total cook time was probably less than 15 minutes).

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • That is just beautiful. Period.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • You're back Jay!! Nice looking cook, Scott
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
    Morning Faith:

    Thanks! This was only two chops, but we were talking about making a large loin piece for a group of people by making the pocket, stuff and then everyone could slice off the thickness they want!

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
    Morning Scotty:

    Thanks! Haven't really been gone, just haven't done much posting lately...wonder if we can get the Tampa Eggheads together the week between Christmas & New Years?????

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Very original.They are beautiful. :)
  • We should. I'll be around. Merry Christmas!
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,142
    Morning Hoss:

    Thanks...original for us anyway, I'm sure somebody has thought of it before, those ingredients work so well together.

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • egretegret Posts: 4,089
    Great looking chops, Jay! Those big thick dogs are my kind of stuff!! :woohoo:
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Beautiful looking chops
    The stuffing sounds great :)

    Shane
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Very nice Jay! Sure could use some Hawaii weather about right now!
  •  
    Morning Jay

    That's a great looking cook Jay, I feel as though my kitchen is missing out as I doubt very much that I would have found pistachios, dried pineapple & coconut there! LOL. Thanks for sharing.

    Blair


     
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