Looking for something to do with your kids? Maybe some great recipes or crafts? How about home management, healthy and frugal living tips, or organization and work/life balance ideas?
Let me do the problem solvin' for you - click here to subscribe! _____________________________________________

Monday, October 20, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Island Spiced Pork recipe

This week is a short week for us, Thursday and Friday we will be eating away from home. Last week we had lots of delicious pork, and there is even some left over for today. I love it when the pork loins go on sale! I usually buy 2 and have the butcher cut them into a few meal sized portions, (that's usually in 3 or 4 pieces for us per loin) that way I can defrost and cook just one or several.
When I'm making slow cooker pulled pork, I forgot to mention that I always make rice with the leftover broth in the slow cooker - just eyeball the amount of rice (equal parts to the broth, quick cooking rice) and put the lid back on the slow cooker. You end up with lightly flavored rice flecked with little bits of pork - yum!
I promised the spicy pork recipe, and here it is:

Island Spiced Pork
Preheat the oven to 325. Coat your pork in your favorite spice rub. I use a Emeril's Cajun blend recipe that my Dad made - it's all fancy in a Ziploc bag with a masking tape label and I wouldn't trade it for anything! If you don't like much spice, you could use seasoning salt instead and that would be fine.
Place the meat in a casserole dish and add enough chicken broth to fill the dish so the broth is about half way up your chops. Cook for 30-40 minutes, until the chops are cooked through.
I like to serve these chops over rice or mashed potatoes. Top the chops with blue cheese or feta, both add a great flavor and take a bit of edge off your spice rub.
As you can see, there isn't much to it, but we love this dish!

Okay, back to this week's menu.
Monday: Spicy pulled pork nachos
Tuesday: Stirfry and rice
Wednesday: Lettuce wraps and noodle salad
For more menu ideas, check out OrgJunkie

Stumble Upon Toolbar


Brenda said...

Yummy sounding menu! Such a great idea to have them cut your pork loin at the meat counter!

Jen said...

Making rice with the leftover broth in the crockpot - what a good idea! I have never done that...thanks for the tip!

HeatherPride said...

I love all your pork recipes! I have a ton of pork in the freezer and I can't wait to try the island pork!

Martha said...

You are going to have me going pork crazy! I'm just getting around to the pulled pork this week, but I definitely want to try this week's pork recipe too!
What happened to the rest of your week's meal plans? Dieting? ;-)

Kate said...

Wow does that pork sound delicious. And the thought of it over nachos is even better! I am definitely going to have to try this out soon.