Foodie List Challenge

I consider myself a foodie. A gourmand? No. A Chef? Only in my house. But a foodie.

I love food. I love to cook it. I like to eat it. I like to try new restaurants and dishes. I love going to shop at farmers markets and don’t even mind going to the grocery store. So how big of a foodie am I?

There is a site called List Challenges that identifies 75 different dishes or ingredients and you can check which ones you’ve tried. I hit 60 of the 75 which according to their stats put me in the top 5%. Some of them were so basic to me that I laughed that they would be on the list.

Take a look and let me know how you do.

You can find the list here.

Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Island Salsa

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Jerk chicken was on the list but not this great jerk pork chop.

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Pineapple, black beans and jerk seasoning – a different kind of recipe.

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Frying the chops.

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All together.

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Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Island Salsa

Servings: Makes 4 servings.


2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
4 boneless pork chops, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits in juice, undrained
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
Chopped green onions


1. Mix flour and Jamaican jerk seasoning in shallow dish. Coat chops evenly on both sides in flour mixture. Reserve flour mixture.
2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet medium-high heat. Brown chops on both sides; remove from skillet. Stir in reserved flour mixture, brown sugar and vinegar. Stir in beans, pineapple and bell pepper.
3. Return chops to skillet. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until chops are desired doneness. Sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Notes: In Jamaica, the “jerk” method of food preparation involves seasoning meat with a sweet-hot “secret” mixture of peppers, tropical spices like cinnamon and allspice, rosemary and other savory herbs, then slow grilling or roasting. This specially created spice blend captures the tantalizing taste of the islands in just 30 minutes.

Nutritional Info: For 1 serving
Calories: 405
Sodium: 706mg
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 34g
Cholesterol: 72mg
Fiber: 7g
Protein: 32g


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Categories: Fruit 2, Jamaican, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Foodie List Challenge”

  1. July 18, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    This Jamacian pork with island salsa sounds fabulous! Can’t wait to try it!
    I got 88 out of 100 foods correct. I was surprised that there were foods I’ve never heard of on the list so now I will have fun trying to source them.


  2. July 18, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Reblogged this on My Meals are on Wheels.


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