For those of you who don’t know much about me, I am married to a chef. A while ago Will went to culinary school at Chef John Folse Culinary Institute in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Last year when I was looking for some cool stocking stuffers at Christmastime, I stumbled upon Red Stick Spice Co. in Baton Rouge. Well, actually I stumbled upon the website before actually stepping into the store. I was searching for some interesting spices, herbs, and rubs….something that my CHEF HUSBAND would actually be shocked that I found for him. Do you know how hard it is to do this to a foodie? I mean, I love food and cooking, but there is always a little pressure to deliver delicious meals in the kitchen.
After gifting him with some delicious spices, he told me he went to culinary school with the owner, Anne. It is such a small world we live in. I just knew we had to step food in that store!
The second you walk in you are hit with a lovely aroma of herbs and spices and quickly greeted by a friendly worker who is willing to help you find your item. We walked out with a ton of unique items and the Apple Chipotle Rub was the first rub we decided to try. Not only is it savory and sweet, but it is also packed with heat. If you love spice, you will certainly enjoy this rub. Here is how we used it.
I bought some bone-in center cut pork chops and patted them dry with a paper towel so they would get a good sear. I then sprinkled the rub on the chops, gently pressing the rub into the chop so it would stick.
Next, turn the stove on medium/high heat and drizzle about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet. You do not want to put the pork chop in until the oil is hot. This is important if you want to get a good sear! When you put the pork chop in the skillet you should hear the sizzle. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or brown.
I let them rest for a few minutes so they would remain juicy.
Apple Chipotle Rub (from Red Stick Spice Co.)
3-4 bone-in center cut pork chops
2 tbsp olive oil
Pat each pork chop dry with a paper towel. Season each side of the chops with the rub. In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil on medium/high heat. When the oil is hot, sear the pork chop for 3-4 minutes per side or until brown. Let rest for a few minutes before serving