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Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops {Kona Cafe, Polynesian Resort}

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  • The recipe contained in this Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops {Kona Cafe, Polynesian Resort} was given to me by Walt Disney World Guest Services or a Disney Chef at the restaurant.
  • The recipe in Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops {Kona Cafe, Polynesian Resort} may have been scaled down by the Disney Chefs for the home chef. I make no changes to the recipes that Disney has given to me for The Recipes Of Disney.
  • Photos of the food were taken when at Disney from various trips over the years. All the recipes on The Recipes Of Disney have been in my personal collection of Disney recipes which started in 2013.

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Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops is found at the Kona Cafe at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort. These bbq pork chops are succulent and have the perfect Asian flavor to them. 

 

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Kona Cafe

The Kona Cafe is a casual island-inspired restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This Disney dining is located on the upper level of the Polynesian. However why it is completely open for a unique dining experience. What that means is the cafe is not surrounded by walls to make it a separate room.

The Kona Cafe is home to the popular Tonga Toast but also has an open sushi bar and fabulous dining options as well.  Kona Cafe’s focus is on Asian flavors on American dishes.

 

 

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Bbq pork chops

A nice entree to get at the Kona Cafe is the bbq pork chops. What makes these bbq pork chops is the pomegranate that is glazed onto the BBQ sauce. These grilled pork chops are wonderful to enjoy after a full day at the Magic Kingdom.

 

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Like most popular items on Disney menus, Kona Cafe restructured the menu. So the pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops are no longer featured on its menu. However, these pork chops do show up as a featured special of the day from time to time. 

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Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops on white plate with broccoli

 

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Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops on white plate with broccoli
Yield: 6 Servings

Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops {Kona Cafe, Polynesian Resort}

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 1 days
Total Time: 1 days 55 minutes

Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops is found at the Kona Cafe at Walt Disney World's Polynesian Resort. These bbq pork chops are succulent and have the perfect Asian flavor to them.

Ingredients

Pork Chop Brine

  •  2 T. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 C. Chinese Black Vinegar
  • 1/4 C. Mirin Sauce
  • 1 t. Sriracha Sauce
  • 2 C. Water
  • 2T. Kosher Salt
  • 1t. Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Pomegranate BBQ Sauce

  • 1 C Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 C. Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1/4 C. Honey
  • 1/2 C. Vegetable Broth

Fig Butter 

  •  12 Dried Mission Figs
  • 1 1/2 sticks Butter; unsalted; room temperature
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Kosher Salt; to taste

Pan Roasted Fingerlings 

  • 24 Fingerling Potatoes
  • 1/4 C. Canola Oil
  • Kosher Salt; to taste

Braised Chard

  •  4 Swiss Chard
  • 8 Cloves of Garlic; minced
  • 6 Slices Applewood Smoked Bacon

Garnish 

  • 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Kosher salt; to taste

Pork Chop 

  • 6 (10 oz Loin) Pork Chops

Instructions

Brine

  1. Combine all Pork Chop Brine ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add pork chops, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

BBQ Sauce

  1. Combine all Pomegranate BBQ Sauce recipes in a medium saucepan and simmer for ten minutes.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge overnight.

Fig Butter

  1. For Fig Butter; bring figs and water to a simmer over medium to low heat in a saucepan.
  2. Allow figs to fully reconstitute.
  3. Drain water from figs and chop them in a food processor
  4. .Allow figs to cool; add to butter and whip until soft
  5. .Store in airtight container till needed

Fingerlings

  1. Begin the Pan Roasted Fingerlings by cutting them in half lengthwise.
  2. Heat oil in an oven safe pan
  3. .Add potatoes to pan, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When potatoes start to brown, place in a 350 degree oven until they are fork tender.

Swiss Chard

  1. Chop the chard in large pieces.
  2. In a large saute pan, render the bacon until it is crisp.
  3. Add garlic and chard; cook until it begins to wilt.
  4. Remove from heat and allow chard to braise in its own juices.
  5. Season with salt and pepper; hold warm until pork chops are done.
  6. Create the garnish by spiral cutting the Yukon Potatoes.
  7. Fry in deep fat and season with salt.


Pork Chops

  1. Remove the pork chops from the brine and place on a medium-high grill.
  2. Grill on each side for about 5 minutes each.
  3. Brush on the BBQ sauce and grill for about 2 minutes, flip.
  4. Brush the BBQ on the other side and grill again for another 2 minutes.
  5. Serve the pork chops with the swiss chard and fingerlings, garnish the dish

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1011Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 1792mgCarbohydrates: 155gFiber: 15gSugar: 63gProtein: 17g

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Recipe Disclaimer
  • The recipe contained in this Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops {Kona Cafe, Polynesian Resort} was given to me by Walt Disney World Guest Services or a Disney Chef at the restaurant.
  • The recipe in Pomegranate BBQ Pork Chops {Kona Cafe, Polynesian Resort} may have been scaled down by the Disney Chefs for the home chef. I make no changes to the recipes that Disney has given to me for The Recipes Of Disney.
  • Photos of the food were taken when at Disney from various trips over the years. All the recipes on The Recipes Of Disney have been in my personal collection of Disney recipes which started in 2013.

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