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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Pork Recipe

Sunshine Pork Chops with Plantain Mash

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1/3 cup plantain, ripe, diced
1/3 cup peppers, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops
Saute‚ plantain, peppers and onion in 1 tablespoon of butter for 5 to 6 minutes; add brown sugar and curry powder, stirring constantly. Add cornstarch to chicken broth and stir until smooth. Add this cornstarch mixture to pan and simmer for 5 minutes. While sauce is simmering add lime juice, salt, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy skillet. When ingredients in skillet are hot, add pork chops. Cook chops about 4 minutes on each side or until chops are done; add sauce. Simmer all ingredients until heated thoroughly and serve over plantain mash, potatoes or rice.
Plantain Mash  
1 pound plantains, green
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 to 1 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon salt
  pepper to taste
Peel plantains by running a knife down vertically. Cut into 2-inch pieces; place in large pot. Cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and cook approximately 30 minutes until very soft. Drain and place cooked plantains in food processor with garlic, lime juice and 1/2 cup of chicken stock (add more stock for desired consistency), salt and pepper. Puree' quickly as not to overwork the plantains (they will become starchy).

5 servings

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Sunshine Pork Chops with Plantain Mash

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