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Mombacho Café Pork Chops with Orange Jalapeño Salsa

Chef Trent Blodgett

Chef Trent Blodgett




  • Pork chops
  • Salt for dry brine
  • Oil to coat pan

  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp agave or honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Mombacho Café Nicaraguan Blend

  • 1 orange, segmented
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded, deveined and diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
Mombacho Café Nicaraguan Blend

Mombacho Café Nicaraguan Blend

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Step 1 -

Dry- brine pork chops, season them the day before generously with salt (minimum 35 minutes).

Step 2 -

Heat cast iron over high heat for 2 minutes before adding oil.

Step 3 -

Mix ingredients for compound butter.

Step 4 -

Add pork chops and cook 1–2 minutes per side until nicely browned.

Step 5 -

Lower heat to medium- low and add compound butter.

Step 6 -

Baste and flip every 30 seconds for about 8 more minutes or until desired doneness.

Step 7 -

Let the pork chops rest while you mix ingredients for the salsa.

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