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Cajun Pork and Grits

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Cajun Pork and Grits
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Cheesy cheddar grits served with a Cajun spice roasted pork loin.

Ingredients

1
cup grits
1 1/2
cups water
1 1/2
cups milk
3
tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2
cup cheddar cheese, grated
1
pinch salt and pepper
1
(2 pound) pork loin
Chopped scallions, garnish

CAJUN SPICE RUB

1
tablespoon kosher salt
1
tablespoon onion powder
1
tablespoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon dried thyme
1
tablespoon dried oregano
2
teaspoon paprika
1
tablespoon ground coriander
1
teaspoon black pepper
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • 1 FOR THE PORK: Mix together the spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Completely coat pork loin with the spice rub. You probably won't need all of the spice rub.
  • 2 Preheat oven to 350°F. Add pork loin to a baking dish (I like to use a cast iron skillet) and roast until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 140-145°F . Use a meat thermometer to ensure doneness.
  • 3 Once pork reaches correct temperature (probably about an hour of roasting), remove from oven and cover with foil. Let rest for 15 minutes and then slice into disks for serving.
  • 4 FOR GRITS: Heat water, milk, butter, and salt in a medium pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • 5 When mixture is simmering, whisk in grits slowly and stir well.
  • 6 Simmer grits over medium heat until they thicken nicely, about 10 minutes. Then add cheese and melt.
  • 7 Season grits with salt and pepper. If they are too thick, feel free to add more milk to thin them out a bit.
  • 8 Serve pork loin over grits and garnish with chopped scallions.
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