cumin-broiled pork chops


1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
4 1-inch-thick pork loin chops




Whisk the soy sauce with the cumin, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, and cloves in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the onion and garlic and cook, until the onion is soft, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the onion and garlic to the soy sauce mixture and then transfer all of it to a food processor and pulse until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil.

Place the pork chops in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag with 2/3 of the marinade(reserve the rest). Marinate in your refrigerator up to an hour.

Heat your broiler to high. Remove the pork chops from the marinade (discard the marinade) and pat them dry with paper towels. Place the chops on a aluminum foil-lined broiler pan. Broil until each side is browned and the chop are cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes per side, basting occasionally with the reserved marinade.