Spot the deliberate mistake!! North Africa is predominantly Muslim, so will not be eating pork chops. However, the flavors and spice blends of the region work well with pork chops, for an easy midweek supper. You could replace the pork with chunky white fish & the recipe would work just as well!
North African Flavored Pork Chops, a fast and delicious supper.
WINE PAIRING: An easy wine with this is a Cotes De Provence Rose which will be crisp with the spices and pleasant with the pork. An alternative is Vouvray, which is made from Chenin Blanc which pairs well with pork and has an off-dry finish that works with spices.
1lb/ 450g Pork loin steak divided into 4 chops
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
2 tsp Ground cumin
2 tsp Ground coriander
2 cups / 300g couscous
2 Chicken stock cubes or stockpots
1 Small can of apricots
1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro / coriander
Combine the spices in a small dish and rub over the pork chops.
Leave to marinate for around 20 minutes.
Spray a skillet and place on a medium high heat. Place the pork in and cook turning once, until light pink, around 8 minutes.
While the pork is cooking, prepare the couscous, by making 2 cups / 500ml stock and putting the 2 cups of couscous into the stock. Stir through the cilantro and apricots and leave covered for 5 minutes.
Serve the North African Pork Flavored Pork Chops over the couscous.
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As much as I love flavor and hate to see boring plain food thrown on a plate, I sometime feel tired after work and need something that tastes wonderful and delicious, but is fast! This is one of my favorite recipes to satisfy both fast and delicious.
The easy way to get supper on the table fast, is to choose foods that are quick to cook. Chops, fish or chicken breasts put in a grill or pan fried generally cook fast, although I recommend slicing the chicken first for a speedier result. Pair them with a spice rub or paste and you have supper. Couscous is a grain that takes 5 minutes to prepare while the main part cooks. Certain types of noodles such as rice noodles also only have to soak for a few minutes before serving! Vegetable sides that can be microwaved, or a side salad finishes the plate!