HAPPY EATING: GRILLED WHISKEY BUTTER PORK CHOPS
HAPPY EATING: GRILLED WHISKEY BUTTER PORK CHOPS

The concept of blending whiskey with food is thought to be outré by many. However, blending whiskies with complementary food is now in trend. The Scotch whiskey industry has been promoting the same. Single malts and pot-still whiskies offer a range of aromas and tastes, which are as diverse as that of wine.

On the basis of what you buy, pork ribs may be mild tasting, tender, and need quick grilling; or may be tough and require braising. When you have guests coming over at a short notice or, if you need a scrumptious dinner, prepare grilled butter whiskey pork chops.

Grilled whiskey butter pork chops are a lot more than usual pork chops. However, it takes just 30 minutes to prepare this delight of a main course. Pork chops with corn is a combination you are familiar with. But, if you haven’t tried and tasted butter whiskey butter pork chops with corn and sautéed potatoes, then, get ready to tantalize your taste buds.

This recipe works fine with a glass of the most popular brews for 4-8 people. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey goes well with pork chops. The caramel color and distinctive smoky flavor results from being aged in charred oak barrels.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of softened butter
  • 1 tbsp of molasses
  • 1/2 tsp of grounded cinnamon
  • 1/2 a tsp of lemon juice
  • 3 tsp of coarsely ground pepper
  • 80 ml whiskey
  • 1/2 a tsp of salt
  • 4 3/4 inch thick bone-in pork loin chops
  • 2 cups of frozen corn, cooked and drained.

For the sautéed potatoes, you'll need

  • 50g butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary leaves
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 400g spinach leaves (preferably baby spinach)
  • 2-3 tbsp water
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The Process

Blend the butter, cinnamon, molasses, and lemon juice in a small bowl and refrigerate until serving.

Put the pepper in any shallow bowl.
In a new shallow bowl, mix salt and whiskey.
Dip the pork chops in the whiskey mixture, and then, in pepper.

Oil brush a paper towel. Any cooking oil should serve the purpose.
With long-handled tongs, rub the grill rack to coat it lightly.
Grill your pork chops, over medium heat. Heat about five minutes on either side or until the temperature reads 145°.
Let it stand for five minutes. Serve them with molasses butter.

Pour the corn over the pork chops.

Heat half of the butter and olive oil in a frying pan till it is hot.
Fry the potatoes until golden-brown and soft. Soon after, add the garlic and rosemary.
Season it with salt and ground black pepper.

Heat the left over butter in the pan, add water and spinach, and cook until the spinach is wilted.

Spoon some corn, spinach and potatoes onto each serving plate and, top it with a butter whiskey pork chop. Before you start relishing this dish, do take a snap and tweet it.

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