Do you ever have those Sundays where you wake up obscenely early and scrub the entire house, or cook giant, complicated meals all day? Well I did both of those yesterday. It felt good to burrow myself into tasks.
One of the things I cooked was a skillet full of pork loin chops in a tomato sauce. It was inspired by this amazing chorizo skillet that I had at Gjelina in LA:
In my version, I browned the two huge pork loin chops, then nestled them in a bath of Rotel, tomato sauce, and several spices from the cabinet (red pepper flakes, cayenne powder, turmeric, garlic, etc.).
Then I tucked these weird fried okra pods into the liquid for some added salt and flavor.
It was pretty good. Oh, and I cooked a giant pot of Great Northern Beans to go with it.
I think there are a couple of things I would do differently next time. Namely, not overcook the pork. Luckily the liquid helped a great deal. I would also involve some amazing cream sauce like in the Gjelina version…and an egg 🙂