Recipe by GiddyUpGo
This recipe is from week eleven of my food blog, Travel by Stove. I am attempting to cook one meal from every nation on Earth, and Antigua and Barbuda is my eleventh stop. You might think bacon and banana sounds like a strange combination, but it works surprisingly well. This recipe comes together pretty quickly and can be cooked on an indoor grill or on the barbecue.
- 4 pork chops
- 3⁄4 tablespoon cumin
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 bananas
- 6 slices bacon
- beer (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine the butter with the cumin, salt and pepper. Rub the pork chops all over with the mixture.
- Now put the pork chops on the grill and cook them over medium heat for about 7 and a half minutes per side.
- Cook the bacon in a frying pan for just a couple of minutes, long enough for some of the fat to render. Remove and let cool.
- Cut the bananas into chunks sprinkle them with lemon juice. Wrap the bacon around each chunk. Skewer each wrapped piece through the overlap in the bacon.
- After the chops have been cooking for about 15 minutes, turn the heat down to medium low and put the bacon and bananas on the grill. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the chops aren't cooking too fast.
- Continue to turn the chops and the bacon/banana skewers. At this point you can also start basting the chops with beer.
- When the chops and bacon are thoroughly cooked, remove from the grill and serve.