Green Mole Sauce, recipe follows
Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, recipe follows
To prepare glaze
: Combine tamarind, molasses
, ketchup, water, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of Southwest Seasoning in a food processor
; blend until it forms a smooth paste. (Makes a generous 1 1/4 cups)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Rub both sides of pork chops
with the remaining 6 teaspoons of Southwest seasoning. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add chops and sear
until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes each side, then transfer to an ovenproof baking sheet and bake until a thermometer registers between 145 and 150 degrees F, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let chops rest slightly before serving.
When ready to serve, place a pork chop with some of the sweet potatoes
on each plate and spoon 1/3 cup of the Green Mole Sauce over all. Place the tamarind glaze in a squeeze bottle and drizzle
over the top of the chop in a decorative manner. Serve immediately.