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Rancho Terra Pork Chops with Apple Zumba Sauce

Ingredients:

2/3 cup warm water

1/3 cup chopped sweet Vivaldi onions

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 T olive oil (you can use vegetable oil also)

1/4 cup Grandma’s unsulphured mild flavored Molasses

3/4 teaspoon of Ancho Chile powder

3/4 teaspoon each of ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon of white pepper

3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon of thyme leaves

3/4 teaspoon 0f marjoram leaves

4 boneless pork loin chops (about 1 pound approximately)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except meat. Place mean in shallow dish or plastic bag. Pour marinade over meat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight preferably. Remove meat from marinade; heat marinade. As desired you can grill or broil, basting frequently with marinade is essential for luscious flavor.

We recommend serving a Apple Island sauce – Combine 1 and one half cups of chunky apple sauce to 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons refined sugar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Bring all ingredients to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, Makes 4 servings, suggested to serve cool over cooked pork chops. This savory plate pairs heavenly with our 2008 Petite Sirah.

There is something very special about being home for the holidays – a good food paired with delicious wines are part of every celebration and memories of a holiday get-together. We hope you can add to your own traditions with these Frolicking Frog Cellars recipes, made from love to entice great entertaining over the holidays.

Bon Apetite!

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