Pork Chops Al Pastor with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

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Prep Time: 1hr and 15 minutes (includes brining), 45 min without brining
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Take this taqueria favorite from the street to your kitchen. Combining spicy chilies with sweet pineapple, loaded with our new creamy Avocado Tomatillo salsa, these crowd-pleasing pork chops are sure to spice up anyone's tastebuds.

Ingredients

Pork Chop

Brine (optional)

  • 2 cups water
  • 5 Tbls sea salt
  • 2 cups of ice cubes

Optional Brine: Bring water to a boil and add salt. Turn off heat. Stir and allow salt to dissolve, add ice and continue stirring until cool. Place brine and pork chops in a deep dish container or large resealable bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

 

Method

Brining Method

After an hour, remove pork chop from brine and pat dry.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Empty out Al Pastor seasoning on a large plate and use it to evenly coat pork chops. Place pork chops on a baking sheet with space in between. Bake for 25 minutes or until pork chop is cooked through, ideally, check after 15 minutes. Let meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing. It will prevent it from losing its natural juices.

Without Brining

Preheat oven to 375 F. Empty out Al Pastor seasoning on a large plate and use it to evenly coat pork chops. Bake for 25 minutes, check that it is cooked through. Let meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing. It will prevent it from losing its natural juices.

Drizzle avocado salsa on pork chops and serve with your favorite side dish!

 

Chef La Pref tips:

  • Al Pastor means “shepherd style” due to the fact that the technique was brought over by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. The flavors evolved to incorporate native spices, chilis, and fresh pineapple.

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