Fresh catches are among Antigua's gastronomic specialties with lobster, mahi mahi, shrimp and other fishes. However some of the Antigua
smoke and grill cuisine are also out of the world. I still remember the first grill pork chops I had when I was at Antigua .......
Pork Chops with Banana and Bacon
- 4 pork chops, about 1" thick
- 3/4 tbsp. cumin
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp. Softened butter
- 2 large bananas
- 6 strips bacon
- Beer (optional)
Combine the butter, salt, pepper and cumin. Rub mixture into both sides of the meat. Sauté the bacon briefly, until some of the fat has rendered. Remove and drain. Peel bananas and cut into 1 1/4" chunks. Place bananas on a dish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut the bacon strips into lengths just long enough to wrap around each banana slice. Place on bananas on skewers, threading through where the bacon slice overlaps.
Place the pork chops on a hot grill, for 15 minutes, turning once. Turn grill down to medium, adding the bacon and bananas; grill another 10 minutes, turning both the meat and the bananas. For extra flavor, baste with beer, while the meat cooks.
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