From My Kitchen, Chops for Dad

From My Kitchen, Chops for Dad


By Silvia Mayra Gómez Fariñas

Pork is one of the meats that Cuban people love most, especially on holidays and special occasions, either oven-roasted or on a spit.

It is also eaten fried, as steaks and chops and even just seasoned with salt it is delicious.

Today we bring you Chuletas para papá (Chops for Dad), great to make on any occasion - when entertaining, celebrating birthdays, wedding anniversaries, at family reunions or gathering with friends.

Ingredients: 4 pork chops 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon of Mei Chin 6 garlic cloves 1 chili pepper

Chops for Dad (makes 4 servings) 1 sour orange or 4 tablespoons of vinegar ½ cup dry white wine or cooking wine ½ teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon cumin 2 sticks red mangrove Salt to taste


Clean and wash the pork chops, clean and macerate the garlic, clean, wash and chop the pepper into strips. Squeeze the sour orange for juice.

Place chops in a glass container. Add garlic, sour orange juice, cumin and salt and let marinate for at least an hour. Place chops in a pan, add the marinade and the rest of the ingredients and cover.

Cook on stove at medium heat and turn over the chops every so often until the liquid turns into a sauce. Remove the mangrove. Serve chops covered with sauce. Accompany with fresh vegetables.