Throughout a fabulous birthday weekend in Beacon, Nancy and I continued to play and experiment with some of the hearty vegetable survivors from this monsoon season...I mean summer... Yesterday, I decided to crack into one of the cayenne peppers we'd harvested on Saturday, and I concocted a new pork marinade. We matched the grilled chops with a pattypan from our garden, spicy cole slaw, maxixe marinated in apple cider vinegar, and maxixe, zucchini, corn, & basil salad. The new lime leafy goodness was a hit, and we decided to make it the newest official member of our culinary rotation.
Lime Leaf Marinade
for 4 pork chops
• 1/2 fresh cayenne pepper, finely minced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 8 lime leaves, finely chopped
• juice of 1/2 lime
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Combine all ingredients and marinate pork for at least 1 hour. Grill.