Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.
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Tea Smoked Pork Chops – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Do you want the taste of smoked meat but don’t have one of those fancy smokers? Well, I have a recipe for you using simple equipment and ingredients you already have in your home: Tea Smoked Pork Chops.

 

Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.


I made this for our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge post. Each month the bloggers in the CIC vote on two ingredients to use together in a dish, then we all post and share on the same day. Be sure to scroll below the recipe to see what the other bloggers made. This month we chose limes and black tea.

As soon as I saw black tea as one of the choices, I knew right away this was what I was going to make because I have been meaning to try it for awhile. I could have made it with chicken or fish, but chose boneless pork chops because that was the only thing in the freezer. You want to choose something boneless and flat for quick and easy cooking.

This recipe is ridiculously easy to pull together, but you have to have two things in order to make it.

First is aluminum foil to line the pan. Unless you are in the market for a new pan.

Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.
This is the remnants of the smoke mixture after cooking.

 

Second is a strong vent fan. The smoke mixture produces a lot of smoke (go figure!) and unless you enjoy hearing your smoke detector going off repeatedly, you need a fan. Otherwise, consider doing this on the grill outside.

Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.
I put a piece of foil over the lid and forced the smoke towards the vent as an added precaution.

Otherwise, this is just a matter of marinating the meat, tossing the smoke ingredients in the pan and smoking until the meat has a nice brown smoked look and the meat is done.

 

 

Tea Smoked Pork Chops

Serves4
Prep time35 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
Total time50 minutes
Meal type Meat Dishes
Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.

Ingredients

  • 1lb boneless pork chops

marinade

  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

smoke

  • 1/4 cup white rice
  • 3 tablespoons black tea
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions

Zest the limes and juice them into a medium bowl or zip to lock plastic bag. Add soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir to combine. Add pork chops and marinade for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to cook, combine rice, brown sugar and black tea in small bowl.
Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.
Line a skillet or wok with a double layer of aluminum foil. Put rice mixture in the center of the foil. Place a wire cooling rack or steamer basket on the pan.
Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.
Blot pork chops dry and place on the rack (steamer) and cover with a pot lid or aluminum foil.
Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.
Heat the pan over high heat until it begins to smoke. Cook the pork chops until cooked through, about 12-15 minutes, turning half way through.
Tea Smoked Pork Chops - flavorful pork chops smoked with black tea and simple kitchen equipment.



Until next time, happy eating.
~Audrey

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