Realizing that Thanksgiving isn’t an official Colombian holiday, I began to think about the food that we’re going to miss this November. Although we have enjoyed some good times with friends and / or family over the years, one thing we don’t miss when we celebrate on our own is turkey. My sister that teaches in Seoul takes special steps (spends a lot of money) to assure that she and her friends have a traditional meal with a big turkey. However, Joel and I prefer "the other white meat": yep, "pork: it’s what’s for dinner"…or lunch in our case.
In the USA I was used to the little oval-shaped pork chops that often came packaged in groups of 4-6. So I was a little bit surprised at the size of the three pork chops that the butcher in our neighborhood sold to me. They were huge (not thick, but of large diameter).We probably could have split one of these Colombian critters, if they didn’t taste so good.
Pork meat usually isn’t very tasty on it’s own. You need to marinade it, rub it with spices, or stuff it. My favorite stuffing is apples, onions and raisins.