Try pork chops with sweet potato-pumpkin gratin

Award-winning chef and former contestant on “Top Chef Masters” Marcus Samuelsson suggests this delicious meal to bring a taste of the season to your table.

Jerk-spiced pork chops
Servings:

Serves four

Ingredients

  • For jerk sauce

    • 1/2 cup ground allspice
    • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 8 Scotch bonnets, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons thyme
    • 2 scallion bunches, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 3 ounces extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 6 ounces molasses
    • 3 ounces rum
    • Salt, to taste
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • For pork chops

    • 4 3-inch thick loin pork chops
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Sweet potato-pumpkin gratin

Ingredients

    • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
    • 4 cups sliced pumpkin
    • 1 cup honey
    • 1/2 gallon orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon allspice
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 4 pieces of star anise
    • 4 shallots, chopped
    • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
    • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
    • Salt and white pepper to taste
    • 1/4 pound butter, melted

Preparation

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