Southern Spice

After so much time not wanting to turn on the oven or turn on burners on the stove, it is nice to finally get a chance to cook again!

Tonight we had squash with cherry tomatoes and basil butter and jalapeno basil pork chops. Just from the recipe names you can see that I had to go out and harvest a good bit of basil (that would be 3 or more leaves).


I’ll leave you with the jalapeno basil pork chops – after the video of my nephew’s audition for History Channel’s Top Shot. Please go and view the video and if you have a YouTube account, leave a comment!

Today’s Lagniappe: Jalapeno Basil Pork Chops

1 (10 oz.) jar jalapeno pepper jelly
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 (1-inch thick) bone-in pork loin chops

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Cook 1st 3 ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring often. Add  salt and pepper to taste. Cook 5 minutes or until pepper jelly melts. Remove from heat and let mixture cool completely.

Pour 3/4 cup pepper jelly mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag, reserving remaining mixture; add porch chops, turning to coat. Seal and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, turning pork chops occasionally. (I recommend a bit more than 30 minutes).

Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Grill, covered over medium-high heat 7 to 10 minutes on each side.

Serve with remaining pepper jelly mixture.

4 servings.


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3 responses to “Southern Spice”

  1. the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin' Avatar

    Oh, that sounds delicious! Next time we have pepper jelly lying around, I’ll have to give it a try. Good luck to your brother!

  2. Diane Avatar

    The recipe sounds yummy! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it.

    Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving a nice comment about my rooster tassel. Hope you can drop by again sometimes.

  3. Katie Avatar

    This looks good. I have been putting up a ton of pepper jelly! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday!

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