RECIPE: PINEAPPLE AND GINGER CHOPS BY JORDAN CABATIC

Pan-Sear

25 Minutes

Serves 3-4

Difficulty: Simple

A sweet and zesty way to serve up those racks! In her latest venison rib rack recipe, Jordan Cabatic shares how to break them down into easy-to-serve chops and then smother them in a beautiful pineapple and ginger glaze. Mahalo Jordan for this perfect dish to round out our summer cooking list!

Serves: 3-4 Prep/Cooking time: 10/15 minutes. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5-2 lbs venison rib rack, cut into single chops
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely minced
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup pineapple, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • Neutral oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lime
  • Cilantro, finely chopped

 

DIRECTIONS:

STEP 1: First, set oven to 400°

STEP 2: Next, prepare your venison chops by trimming away any silver skin. Rinse and pat dry. Season each medallion with a generous amount of salt and pepper and let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.

STEP 3: In a small bowl, add pineapple juice, pineapple bits, mirin, honey, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

STEP 4: Heat large cast iron pan on medium/high heat. When pan is hot, add a generous drizzle of oil. Place venison chops in pan and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until a nice crust is built. Remove from pan and set aside on a plate.

STEP 5: In the same pan, set heat to low and add butter. Once butter has melted, add garlic and ginger to the pan. Cook for about 1 minute, continuously moving around pan so the ginger and garlic do not burn.

STEP 6: Add sauce mixture to pan and set to medium heat. Bring sauce to a gentle simmer and let cook for about 6 minutes or until sauce has reduced by 1/3.

STEP 7: Turn off heat. Place chops back in pan. Using spatula, coat each chop with sauce. Place in oven and cook for another 5-6 minutes.

STEP 8: Plate and pour glaze over chops. Squeeze lime juice over chops and garnish with cilantro.

STEP 9: Serve with preferred starch and vegetables. Enjoy!


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