We love Indian foods, and curries are my favorite of all Indian foods. Traditionally curries in Indian cooking just mean foods cooked in a sauce, usually a spicy sauce, and the varieties and possibilities are endless. Because I am such a big curry fan, I am always excited when I come with some new curried twists to try. Chances are, if curry is in the name, I am going to love it, no matter what kind of curried dish it is.
We have been eating a lot of beef lately, and it was time for something a bit different. It was time for some pork. As usual, I am always looking for new ways to cook everything, along with new combinations of serving my foods. Colorado, in general, is always on the edge of new things, new flavors and new adventures. So coming across a new curried dish with a Colorado attitude was just perfect. Maybe this is why I consider Colorado home. 🙂
This meal was a hodge-podge of all kinds of flavors that wouldn’t necessarily be combined with each other, but really worked well together. I made curried pork chops that I topped with a spring/summer vegetable medley and served it alongside my spinach artichoke bread pudding. http://A Cold, Snowy Easter
Colorado Curried Pork Chops
2 lbs pork chops
1 tsp coriander seeds or ground coriander
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup olive oil
1 TBSP garlic
1 tsp salt
2-3 TBSP red curry paste
Combine all the ingredients together and coat the pork chops with the sauce. Let marinate for at least 1 hour before cooking the pork.
The longer your marinate the pork, the juicier and more flavorful it will be. It will also be nice and tender too. You can grill it or pan fry it. We started it off on the grill, but our grill wasn’t cooperating properly, so I ended up cooking it in the pan instead. Reserve some of the sauce to use as a topping after the pork is cooked.
Once the pork is cooked to perfection and all the juices are clear, serve it up with your favorite side dishes. Or, be experimental like I usually am and come up with something new and different. It is much more fun to “play” with my food than to fall into a rut or the same old routine. Who knows what I am going to come up with. 🙂 I have some leftover sauce, that I have yet another fun adventurous use for. Stay tuned. Don’t touch that button. This sauce is too good to let it go to waste. I just had to come up with something to use up the rest of it. You will soon find out what I have in store for the remainder this delicious red curry sauce. 🙂
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.