Hey there– We have our kids staying with us for a bit and our daughter-in-law Jodi comes from Hunan province in China– the land of spicy red peppers. So I made this, hoping the spice would make her feel at home!!
The pork is nestled in a sauce that citrusy sweet and has a spicy kick. We ate it with roast sweet potatoes and a bright green salad for Sunday lunch.
ORANGE CHIPOTLE PORK LOIN CHOPS
2 tab. olive oil
6 pork loin chops*
salt & freshly ground pepper
1 tab. canned chipotle sauce**
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tsp. ground cumin
Heat the olive oil in a skillet on high. Drop in the pork for 2 minutes on each side. While they are cooking, stir together the chipotle sauce, marmalade and cumin.
Remove the pork from the skillet and pour in the chipotle mixture. Simmer the mixture 3 or 4 minutes until it thickens. Dredge the pork chops through the sauce for 1 minute to warm them and coat them with sauce and the set them on a platter and pour the remaining sauce over the top.
*I used thin cut pork loin chops (about 1/3″ thick). If you use thicker pork chops sear on each side for 3 or 4 minutes.
**The chipotle peppers come in a spicy adobo sauce. Just remove a couple peppers to scoop out the sauce you need.