Video: Sorta Blackened Chili Rubbed Pork Chops
See how to make flavorful blackened chops without setting off the fire alarm.
Here’s a vintage Chef John video that shows you how to make not-quite-entirely-blackened chili-rubbed pork chops. It’s a very simple recipe. The keys are the spice rub—which stars ancho chili powder, paprika, all spice, black pepper, and a little cayenne—and Chef John’s simple searing technique. The chops get a nice thick coating of spice rub. Then it’s all about the “blackening,” which doesn’t mean burning beyond recognition or smoking out the neighborhood. A simple trick will help ensure you get the right sear without burning away the flavor. You’ll also see a trick for coaxing a tasty little sauce from the chops' natural juices. Your chops will be moist and flavorful. Enjoy with a simple vegetable on the side. See more Chef John videos >>
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