Smoked Pork Chops

These were delicious last night, if a little carbier (roughly 10 grams per chop) than we’re aiming for:

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You see, we were a couple on a mission yesterday afternoon, after Brian got home and ran through the shower after his day in the kitchen. We’ve been on a quest for pork belly, after reading about its wonderfully high fat content, and that it could be found relatively cheaply. We finally located what we were looking for over the weekend, and I had a bee in my bonnet to try a recipe we’d found for Crispy Asian Pork Belly.

We needed a couple of ingredients, and lacked one small piece of equipment, so off we went in search of them. This proved more difficult than we anticipated — especially finding what we wanted to use for a roasting rack. We finally located a restaurant supply place that sells exactly what we had in mind…and they were out of stock.

We ended up at a Sam’s Club for the final ingredients, but it was well later than we had planned, and we were still rack-less. I didn’t have anything else thawed out and we wanted to eat as soon as we got home, so we decided to find something quick and easy at Sam’s so at least we wouldn’t give into the temptation to eat out. 🙂

Well, it doesn’t get any quicker or easier than these, and they were delicious. I just heated them up in the skillet with some butter and, BOOM, dinner was served. Brian had been wanting to try these anyway, so it all worked out in the end.

And as for the pork belly, it’s nearly done now. I went with braising it with a little garlic and soy sauce this time around. But more on that (with pics!) tomorrow…


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