This is one of our favourite meals, and we usually do make it with chicken, but I had pork steaks to hand tonight. It works just as well.
4 chicken breasts or pork steaks, fat trimmed
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp ground Cumin
½ tsp dried Mixed Herbs
¼ tsp ground white Pepper
¼ tsp Onion or Garlic Powder
|Mix all the dried ingredients together in a little pot|
|Sprinkle on the meat and leave for about 15 minutes|
Heat a griddle pan with a liberal splash of oil until smoking hot.
|Place in the meat, spice side down, and cook on full heat for 4 - 5 minutes|
|Turn over and cook on the other side for 4 - 5 minutes|
Apologies for the splattered cooker, it's not normally this dirty, but this baby gets fierce! Wear an apron!
My Blackened Pork, served with Mushroom rice, salad, tortillas, hot salsa and yogurt and mint dip.
When I make it with chicken, in addition to the cooking on both sides, I then put it on a baking tray in the oven for about 10 minutes.
When making this, your kitchen will get really smoky, so if you have an extractor fan make sure it's on, and also open the kitchen window if possible.
I love it, because it's the only meal we have that I can justifiably burn!