Grilled Pork Chops with Sweet Corn Maque Choux

Featured by Peter Paul Wines in the Pinot Noir Wine Club.


For the Corn Maque Choux:
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 cup red pepper, seeded & diced
3 cups fresh white corn, cut off the cob (4-5 ears)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2 pinches coarse salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
freshly grated pepper, to taste

For the Pork Chops:
4 pork chops (5-6 oz. each)
salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil


For the Corn Maque Choux:
In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium heat until it melts. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the red pepper, corn, and cayenne pepper, and stir to blend well. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Add the tomatoes and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cream and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat, cover to keep warm, and serve as soon as the pork chops are done.

For the Pork Chops:
Preheat grill or oven broiler. Salt and pepper the pork chops. Using your fingers, spread the olive oil evenly over the surface of the meat. Grill or broil the chops for 8-10 minutes per side until they are cooked through. Place a pork chop on each plate flanked by a mound of the corn maque choux. Enjoy!

Provided by: PlumpJack Cookbook; Recipes for Living Well (copyright 2006), by Jeff Morgan (Peter Paul Wines, co-winemaker).

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