My mom is visiting this week. Wee Hoo! I haven’t seen her since the beginning of last summer so I was beyond excited for her to come. And, now she’s here and I’m enjoying every single moment. The kids are eating up their Grandma time and soaking up every bit of attention. As I’m sure you can imagine, I want to take advantage of these precious moments I have with her, so I thought I’d share an oldie but goodie with you today.
This recipe isn’t completely new, if you’ve been following me for a couple of years you may recognize it. I created the recipe about two years ago when I was writing for Smithfield, but I’ve never actually posted the recipe on this blog. We make it so often I thought it deserved a proper post here. It’s my absolute favourite way to eat pork chops and it comes together so quickly but looks so special. The chops are covered in a homemade cajun spice mix, grilled until smoky, succulent and spicy. Then they get draped with a quick and flavourful creamy mushroom pan sauce. Every time I think of them my mouth just starts to water. My hubby isn’t a fan of mushrooms but he loves this pairing just as much as I do.
I prefer the bone-in pork chops because they have more flavour but feel free to use boneless if that’s what you prefer. Also, when I don’t have access to a grill I have done them on the stove top. They are still absolutely delicious this way so if you don’t have a grill don’t let that stop you from making them.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go give my Mom another hug. :)
Cajun Grilled Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Pan Sauce
Cajun Grilled Pork Chops
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- 2 tablespoons homemade cajun seasoning
Rub pork chops liberally with Cajun seasoning and grill over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Creamy Mushroom Pan Sauce
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup cream cheese spread
Saute mushrooms, onions, garlic and Cajun seasoning in oil over medium heat until softened. Add chicken broth and cream cheese. Stir until smooth. Serve immediately spooned over pork chops.