I am so excited to tell you that I am a part of Chef Dennis’ “guest post Fridays” for September 2nd! Dennis is a great guy in the food world and I am so excited to be guest posting for him! I have had about a month to decide what recipe I would use for my guest post, which might have made it even more difficult, but I finally decided I would share this recipe that was passed onto me by a good friend. She told me that she suffered sweating in the non-air-conditioned lobby of a hotel in South America in order to e-mail me this delicious recipe. I am glad she did because it is delicious!
Please head over to A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis for the full post and say hi!
When I first heard “pork chops with mojo”, Austin Powers came to mind. I thought it was just someone trying to talk up their own pork chop recipe. I didn’t realize that “mojo” is actually a culinary term, a pretty great term at that. “Mojo” sauces originated in the Canary Islands, but have evolved and become a part of many different ethnic cuisines. In this recipe, my mojo sauce is a Cuban version. I had some delicious pork chops from the farm that my mom belongs too and wanted to put them to good use.
I found out about Chicken Makhani a couple of weeks ago and have been dying to make it. I am in love with sauces, so this dish definitely caught my eye. The combination of a flavorful sauce and a little bit of spice made it a favorite in my book. I used a clove of garlic and some ground ginger instead of ginger garlic paste. I also used skim milk instead of half-and-half, like the original recipe (found on Big Oven) called for. My version of the recipe is the healthier option for those of you trying to eat healthy! =)