Paleo Chai Spiced Fruit Pork Chops

Paleo Chai Spiced Fruit Pork Chops

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

 

Make this easy entree using Tazo Chai tea from the national supermarket if you can, or brew your own.

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops or a small tenderloin
  • 1 cup raisins or Medjool dates
  • 1 cup pistachios or hazelnuts, shelled
  • 2 tablespoons regional honey
  • 2 chai tea bags OR 2 cups of concentrate
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preparation

  • 1 For the chai fruit compote:
  • 2 In a small saucepan, add water, 1 chai tea bag (spices still in bag), and honey under medium heat. Let that start to caramelize. Option 1: Using concentrate, minus water, follow the same directions.
  • 3 Once the mixture begins to thicken, add dried fruit.
  • 4 When the mixture has thickened, add 1/2 chai tea bag (the spices from the bag) to the fruit compote as well as the pistachios.
  • 5 Mix well and remove from heat.
  • 6 Seasoning pork chops or tenderloin:
  • 7 Season pork chops with salt, cinnamon, garlic powder, and the leftover 1/2 chai tea bag spices on both sides of the chops.
  • 8 Add a bit of fat (bacon, coconut oil, olive oil) to a large skill over medium-high heat, or grill them!
  • 9 Cook pork chops (time will range depending on thickness) on both side for about 4-5 minutes per side.
  • 10 Top cooked pork chops with Chai fruit compote. It should still be warm.
  • 11 FYI- Sugar gets REALLY hot.

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