I’ve been wanting to use a new spice I bought recently and so this was a recipe I made up on a whim. After trying Chinese five spice I’m definitely going to use it more. It has a lot of great flavors that go great with pork and Fall. It seems spicy and sweet at the same time. Give it a try in this recipe here.
Pecan Crusted Pork Chops
1 cup pecans
1 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
~1/2 cup of preserves (or mashed berries if you prefer)
~1 tbsp of soy sauce
~ 1tsp red pepper
In a small food processor or blender mix the ingredients for the “breading”. Using one beaten egg to coat the pork chops first. I only had two but the mix would be enough for 3 or 4 chops. After the egg, pat the chops down into the breading.
Place the breaded chops on a greased baking tray. Cook them on 350 for about 20 minutes (mine were very thin, cook for longer if you have thick chops) always check for doneness before eating.
While the chops cook heat up your glaze in a sauce pan. Cook on medium high heat for about 4 minutes while constantly stirring. Then reduce the heat to low until the chops are done.
I thought it was very tasty. T didn’t say a word and ate every bite. I’m going to assume this means it was a success. If you are totally paleo you can use some mashed berries in the glaze instead of preserves. Make sure to boil the fruit for a little longer to really reduce the liquids.