Orange bourbon pork chops

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    Jul 02, 2020 3:37 PM GMT
    He did those 2 days ago, just fantastic! The 4 1” boneless pork chops are just ordinary supermarket meat counter items. But what he did to them!

    Combine 2 tbs brown sugar, 2 tbs cornstarch, 1/8 tsp ground allspice with 8 oz water. Stir constantly in a heated sauce pan until it thickens & comes to a slow boil. Cook one more minute, stirring constantly.

    Remove from heat and stir in ¼ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice, 2 tbs bourbon (my guy used a “bit” more!) Keep covered & warm.

    Combine ¼ cup flour, ½ tsp salt & ¼ tsp pepper. Coat the pork chops with it. Brown both sides of the chops in a hot skillet (preferrably cast iron or heavy alloy, like All-Clad), coated with vegetable oil to aid browning. Don’t overcook, just brown! More cooking to come. Place 1 orange slice on each chop.

    Spoon the bourbon mix over the pork chops with an orange slice on each. The leftover mix becomes table gravy. Cover and simmer for approx. 1 hour in the skillet, moving the chops around occasionally. Remove from heat when tender.

    For a side he made white rice, but potatoes or any starch will do. He used a simple microwave instant rice kind. But instead of the water it calls for, he substituted orange juice! Just the Florida stuff outta a container.

    He also added some fresh diced chives from our herb garden, for “color” to the rice, as he put it, although diced parsley could also work.

    Wonderful! We ate 2 pork chops, and gave 2 to friends. And the orange slice on top of each chop was so tender you could eat the rind with it! The rice with gravy was especially nice.
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    Jul 02, 2020 4:59 PM GMT
    BTW, any popular bourbon brand will do for cooking purposes. Same as with wine with cooking.

    He likes to say, though: “Always cook with a wine you can drink.” Meaning no swill, either.

    But I love to spoil him (and us). So for him I got Jim Beam (I toured their distillary outside Louisville when I lived in Kentucky, a personal connection). Their Black label, Extra Aged.

    Not terribly expensive, not like bottles costing hundreds of dollars. Not for damn pork chops!

    But the results on the table were great. And I got to sip some of the unused bourbon. Recalling my days in Kentucky, 50 years ago. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 02, 2020 8:12 PM GMT
    I gave up on pork about 20 years ago because of
    the inhumane slaughterhouse conditions that I personally
    viewed at times when I was involved with AG_Production. I like
    piggies and I don't see how you can shovel their carcass
    in your mouth. You know they are extremely smart animals.

    I limit my meat consumption now to some very select items.

    Nothing mass butchered, I love fresh caught fish.

    At least these piggies get treated better.

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    Jul 02, 2020 9:19 PM GMT
    suckitup said
    I gave up on pork about 20 years ago because of
    the inhumane slaughterhouse conditions that I personally
    viewed at times when I was involved with AG_Production. I like
    piggies and I don't see how you can shovel their carcass
    in your mouth. You know they are extremely smart animals.

    I limit my meat consumption now to some very select items.

    Nothing mass butchered, I love fresh caught fish.

    At least these piggies get treated better.

    Valid points. Bacon lovers take note.

    I also love seafood, as you do. So what are we modern humans supposed to do?

    We are evolved as omnivores, our dentition and paleo archaeology tells us that. We’ve eaten meat since we’ve existed as a species.

    So whadda we gonna do? Have our “big brains” evolved faster than our primate bodies? Can we make a conscious decision to veer away from our carnivore roots?

    If we do it will mark another stage in our human evolution. Will take a massive cultural shift, though. And the development of culture is part of our evolution from apes, as any college cultural anthropology course will tell you. But cultural evolution can be as slow as genetic.

    I don’t think we’ve reached that cultural evolution point yet. But perhaps a few of us have. Your post has made me reconsider eating meat.

    Problem is, my body hasn’t yet evolved. And some of these alternative solutions are make-shift at best. I have a 21st Century mind (I hope), trapped in a prehistoric body. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 02, 2020 9:41 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    suckitup said
    I gave up on pork about 20 years ago because of
    the inhumane slaughterhouse conditions that I personally
    viewed at times when I was involved with AG_Production. I like
    piggies and I don't see how you can shovel their carcass
    in your mouth. You know they are extremely smart animals.

    I limit my meat consumption now to some very select items.

    Nothing mass butchered, I love fresh caught fish.

    At least these piggies get treated better.

    Valid points. Bacon lovers take note.

    I also love seafood, as you do. So what are we modern humans supposed to do?

    We are evolved as omnivores, our dentition and paleo archaeology tells us that. We’ve eaten meat since we’ve existed as a species.

    So whadda we gonna do? Have our “big brains” evolved faster than our primate bodies? Can we make a conscious decision to veer away from our carnivore roots?

    If we do it will mark another stage in our human evolution. Will take a massive cultural shift, though. And the development of culture is part of our evolution from apes, as any college cultural anthropology course will tell you. But cultural evolution can be as slow as genetic.

    I don’t think we’ve reached that cultural evolution point yet. But perhaps a few of us have. Your post has made me reconsider eating meat.

    Problem is, my body hasn’t yet evolved. And some of these alternative solutions are make-shift at best. I have a 21st Century mind ( hope), trapped in a prehistoric body. icon_sad.gif


    So what are we modern humans supposed to do?

    These are my opinions and I would never legislate or outlaw meat production EVER!
    Personally, I think we should be much more selective and cautious in our choices.
    Pork is the most overproduced meat in the world. This leaves us with the fact it would be
    the most abused in mass production! With this abuse come illness and pathogens. I think
    hog production should be scaled back and limited in a more exclusive way. I know it tastes
    delicious and for sure your dish sounds devine, but should this give the mass producers the right-Like
    Jack in the Box and Burger King to go rampant? Hmmm maybe not so much. I do think everyone
    should ease up, just a little and vary their diets, just a little more. Keto-Paleo can still be plant based.
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    Jul 03, 2020 6:13 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidBTW, any popular bourbon brand will do for cooking purposes. Same as with wine with cooking.

    He likes to say, though: “Always cook with a wine you can drink.” Meaning no swill, either.

    But I love to spoil him (and us). So for him I got Jim Beam (I toured their distillary outside Louisville when I lived in Kentucky, a personal connection). Their Black label, Extra Aged.

    Not terribly expensive, not like bottles costing hundreds of dollars. Not for damn pork chops!

    But the results on the table were great. And I got to sip some of the unused bourbon. Recalling my days in Kentucky, 50 years ago.



    Well, you ARE important, aren't you?!
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    Jul 03, 2020 7:25 PM GMT
    ObscureAndFuzzy said
    Art_Deco saidBTW, any popular bourbon brand will do for cooking purposes. Same as with wine with cooking.

    He likes to say, though: “Always cook with a wine you can drink.” Meaning no swill, either.

    But I love to spoil him (and us). So for him I got Jim Beam (I toured their distillary outside Louisville when I lived in Kentucky, a personal connection). Their Black label, Extra Aged.

    Not terribly expensive, not like bottles costing hundreds of dollars. Not for damn pork chops!

    But the results on the table were great. And I got to sip some of the unused bourbon. Recalling my days in Kentucky, 50 years ago.



    Well, you ARE important, aren't you?!

    It's only though an accident by birth, that our Hyacinth wasn't born impotent. But was born a swill instead. Not sure why. But when I first arrived in RJ, our Lady Muck Hyacinth, wanted me portrayed as being poor. Now I know why; projection. Because our Lady Muck Hyacinth, wasn't born a Grand Dame like Art Deco was.
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    Jul 03, 2020 9:03 PM GMT
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    Well, you ARE important, aren't you?!

    Yes, I was very important when I lived in Kentucky, arriving a new Army Private, leaving a Sergeant with not much status. But I’ve always felt that special experiences & adventures aren’t always the exclusive privilege of the rich & famous. And when I’ve had privileges myself I insured I had earned them through merit, not entitlement.

    Now please crawl back under your troll rock. Your sad attempt at disrupting has failed yet again.
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    Jul 03, 2020 9:32 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    ObscureAndFuzzy said
    Well, you ARE important, aren't you?!

    Yes, I was very important when I lived in Kentucky, arriving a new Army Private, leaving a Sergeant with not much status. But I’ve always felt that special experiences & adventures aren’t always the exclusive privilege of the rich & famous. And when I’ve had privileges myself I insured I had earned them through merit, not entitlement.

    Now please crawl back under your troll rock. Your sad attempt has failed yet again.

    Come now dearest half brother. Do you recall when you and Doug from Canada, would stalk the forums of RJ, stalking people who seen things differently to you. Only to stalk and then abuse them. Fobbing your gay Bashing as: "calling them out."
    Now it's doing a boomerang and your being called out; suck it up Princess.

    Bob didn't your daddy ever teach you that self promotion is no recommendation? Lord because you do love to put yourself upon a pedestal. That's when Lady Muck, Hyacinth is at her finest. You demand proof, yet never give any yourself. With all your, self back slapping of self adulation; self promotion. But then Your Truth, is normally different to the truth; Bob.
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    Jul 03, 2020 9:47 PM GMT
    Must admit, I've never been a fan of bourbon. For drinking or cooking.
    Give me some fine Scotch, to drink any day.
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    Jul 03, 2020 9:56 PM GMT
    Drop_Bear saidMust admit, I've never been a fan of bourbon. For drinking or cooking.
    Give me some fine Scotch, to drink any day.


    Now dip your chops in some bourbon and lick it off
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    Jul 04, 2020 12:01 AM GMT
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    Drop_Bear saidMust admit, I've never been a fan of bourbon. For drinking or cooking.
    Give me some fine Scotch, to drink any day.


    Now dip your chops in some bourbon and lick it off

    Strewth mate, I think I'd gag.
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    Jul 04, 2020 1:55 AM GMT
    Bob I'm sure your experience in Army would've been very diffrent you.you were fighting in the Vietnam War.
    Instead of being a pen pusher in domestic America.

    I recall you saying your time in the army was fun. My uncles who were Bonafide Soldiers in the Vietnam War, wouldn't call their experience in the army as fun.
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    Bob I'm sure your experience in Army would've been very diffrent you.you were fighting in the Vietnam War.
    Instead of being a pen pusher in domestic America.

    I recall you saying your time in the army was fun. My uncles who were Bonafide Soldiers in the Vietnam War, wouldn't call their experience in the army as fun.

    Then you don’t know what my idea of fun is. So this deserves a detailed response. Fun for me is not sitting behind a desk, and being in Vietnam or any shooting war is not fun, either.

    But fun for me is free rappelling from a helicopter hovering at 150 feet. Or down 220-foot vertical rock cliffs. Living outdoors, sleeping under canvas (or sometimes not). Taking a PT test and maxing it, shooting a weapon for Expert qualification. Driving armored vehicles (and earlier in my career, fixing them). Flying in helicopters with the doors open. Being in Germany and exploring that country, learning about the people, and elsewhere in Europe, too.

    I loved driving my assigned jeep careening down dirt trails at ridiculous speeds, like a dune buggy or something. Taking my company through a mask-confidence chamber (large sealed room) filled with tear gas, then daring my Colonel to take his mask off along with me to see who could stay inside the longest. I won. And then he & I laughing about it hysterically outside for minutes, hardly able to see, noses and throats on fire, our heads down and drooling uncontrollably. I thought it was fun, and funny.

    Crossing rivers on rope bridges we built ourselves. Hanging from a cable slide that was higher, longer & faster than any zip line civilians get to use. And plunging into water 8 feet below at full speed, in full uniform with boots, then swimming out.

    Those are just the first things that come to mind, but hundreds of others. All fun for me, even when I was exhausted, cold & wet. And none of it behind a desk. When that did happen for periods, as it must for all officers, I hated it. Not my environment at all. And I’d do everything I could to get back out in the field. I did not lose a good part of my hearing sitting behind a desk, nor were my serious injuries for which I’m still compensated, due to falling off an office chair.
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    Art_Deco said
    Drop_Bear said
    Bob I'm sure your experience in Army would've been very diffrent you.you were fighting in the Vietnam War.
    Instead of being a pen pusher in domestic America.

    I recall you saying your time in the army was fun. My uncles who were Bonafide Soldiers in the Vietnam War, wouldn't call their experience in the army as fun.

    Then you don’t know what my idea of fun is. So this deserves a detailed response. Fun for me is not sitting behind a desk, and being in Vietnam or any shooting war is not fun.

    But fun for me is free rappelling from a helicopter hovering at 150 feet. Or down 220-foot vertical rock cliffs. Living outdoors, sleeping under canvas (or sometimes not). Taking a PT test and maxing it, shooting a weapon for Expert qualification. Driving armored vehicles (and earlier in my career, fixing them). Flying in helicopters with the doors open. Being in Germany and exploring that country, learning about the people, and elsewhere in Europe, too.

    I loved taking my assigned jeep careening down dirt trails at ridiculous speeds, like a dune buggy or something. Taking my company through a mask-confidence chamber (large sealed room) filled with tear gas, then daring my Colonel to take his mask off along with me to see who could stay inside the longest. I won. And then he & I laughing about it hysterically outside for minutes, hardly able to see, noses and throats on fire, our heads down and drooling uncontrollably. I thought it was fun, and funny.

    Crossing rivers on rope bridges we built ourselves. Hanging from a cable slide that was higher, longer & faster than any zip line civilians get to use. And plunging into water 8 feet below at full speed, in full uniform with boots, then swimming out.

    Those are just the first things that come to mind, but hundreds of others. All fun for me, even when I was exhausted, cold & wet. And none of it behind a desk. When that did happen for periods, as it must for all officers, I hated it. Not my environment at all. And I’d do everything I could to get back out in the field. I did not lose a good part of my hearing sitting behind a desk, nor were my serious injuries for which I’m still compensated, due to falling off an office chair.



    You've done an excellent job in shooting yourself in the foot. You are the poster boy for "wasted funds in the military." Clearly your role was non-essential and you contributed nothing to the mission of keeping America safe from enemies.
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    Jul 04, 2020 4:45 AM GMT
    Now let' talk pork!

    Did you know the USA has 40 million pounds of pork in reserves?
    Why do we think there's a meat shortage?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/10/28/america-has-40-million-pounds-uneaten-bacon-highest-48-years/2484500001/
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    Jul 04, 2020 4:48 PM GMT
    suckitup saidNow let' talk pork!



    LOL, I thought I was. Art Deco's "military career" is a prime example of government pork-barrel spending.
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    Jul 04, 2020 5:04 PM GMT
    I do like Pork belly, just not on men.
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    Jul 04, 2020 5:39 PM GMT
    WTF GUYS? IT'S A RECIPE. IT'S POSTED UNDER "FOOD AND RECIPES."

    I'm very glad to have it. I plan to try it soon. Given the source, I already know it's gonna be fantastic. That's the ONLY thing this particular Forum topic is about.

    DO YOU HAVE TO FORCE EVERYTHING OFF THE ROAD AND INTO THE SWAMP OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL VENDETTAS? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW SMALL AND PETTY YOU NANCYS MAKE YOURSELF LOOK? Let's give this one a rest, eh?
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    Jul 04, 2020 6:01 PM GMT
    Here in Hawaii there are wild pigs and the Hawaiians go out and
    do some hunting and the result is mmmmm! This tropical pork is a big favorite for Luaus
    I have tried the meat and it's incredible.

    Like thiss.....
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    Jul 04, 2020 7:06 PM GMT
    JDuderrr saidWTF GUYS? IT'S A RECIPE. IT'S POSTED UNDER "FOOD AND RECIPES."

    I'm very glad to have it. I plan to try it soon. Given the source, I already know it's gonna be fantastic. That's the ONLY thing this particular Forum topic is about.

    DO YOU HAVE TO FORCE EVERYTHING OFF THE ROAD AND INTO THE SWAMP OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL VENDETTAS? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW SMALL AND PETTY YOU NANCYS MAKE YOURSELF LOOK? Let's give this one a rest, eh?


    See the Pizza Hut topic and pay particular attention to Mr Deco's "contributions" to it. It's not pretty and has nothing to do with pizza:

    https://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3126334
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    Jul 04, 2020 8:23 PM GMT
    ^^^Ah yes, the oh-so-childish "well, HE did it too." The kids on The Brady Bunch had more maturity, and that's not saying much.
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    Jul 04, 2020 9:40 PM GMT
    I do hope you enjoy it.
    I'll pass, only because I don't like bourbon, ir makes me gag.
    Oh yes and there is the train wreck of a thread, that the OP along with Aristocratic Shark hijacked. Nor is it the only thread the OP has hijacked.

    Lord in days gone by. All I had to say is: the sky is blue, and a flame war took over my thread, and who was the main perpetrator of the notorious RJ Flame Wars. The OP Zof thus thread. So Karma is simply doing a boomerang, and going back to Bobby. Our Gay Bashing Bisexual.
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    Jul 05, 2020 12:04 AM GMT
    JDuderrr said

    I'm very glad to have it. I plan to try it soon. Given the source, I already know it's gonna be fantastic. That's the ONLY thing this particular Forum topic is about.

    DO YOU HAVE TO FORCE EVERYTHING OFF THE ROAD AND INTO THE SWAMP OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL VENDETTAS? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW SMALL AND PETTY YOU NANCYS MAKE YOURSELF LOOK? Let's give this one a rest, eh?

    I’m used to it. Not matter what forum, Food or Cycling or Travel, anything, the trolls jump in and try to disrupt & derail the post. And they make up ridiculous lying stories about me. That I’m bi, bash gays, just absurd stuff.

    But they especially get riled when I mention my US military service. For some reason that’s anathema to them. Exploring that motivation might be revealing of their true political agenda here.