When I first saw this recipe I didn’t think the flavors would go well together as this is a Latin dish and it calls for a half cup of soy sauce. To me soy sauce is used in Asian cooking but since I am always open to trying new recipes with all sorts of different flavors except if it has liver, lamb and black licorice in it…LOL!!!, I decided to try it. While I was mixing the marinade it smelled really good so soy sauce does go with cinnamon and cloves. I got this recipe from Ingrid Hoffman at The Food Network I paired this with my Coconut Rice also from Ingrid Hoffmann
Cumin Grilled Pork Chops
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 1-inch thick pork loin chops (not pictured)
Whisk the soy sauce with the cumin, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon and cloves in a bowl and set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat for 1 minute. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft about 2-3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic to the soy sauce mixture and then transfer all of it to a food processor and pulse until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil. Reserve some marinade
Place the pork chops in a large ziploc bag and marinate for at least an hour. The longer the better.
Grill on medium for about 8-10 minutes per side. Baste with the reserved marinade. I served this with my Coconut Rice also from Ingrid Hoffmann.