Although FARMfood has been sitting on my shelf for months, last night was the first time that I ever cooked a recipe from it. I decided to try the marinated pork chops with sorghum and bourbon, and it turned out to be a most delicious selection! It does require a bit of prep work, though, so it's not a meal you can throw together at the last minute.
The marinade calls for sorghum, bourbon, vinegar, onion, garlic, ginger, and the juice of four limes. If you live in a state with blue laws like I do, you better make sure that you buy your bourbon before Sunday (luckily I remembered at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night to go get some!). The marinade was simple to make, although it did take a little time to chop the onion and mince the ginger and garlic. (Helpful tip: approximately 6 cloves of garlic = one tablespoon. This was the first recipe I encountered that didn't measure fresh garlic by the clove.)
The pork chops sat in half of marinade for about 2 to 3 hours. The other half of the marinade was used to make the delicious sauce to top the pork chops.
I put the pork chops on the grill, but the recipe says that you could also cook them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. (However, I have a slight beef with the recipe here because it doesn't indicate at what temperature you should cook the pork chops. It just says in a "hot oven.")
I highly recommend that you try to cook this dish in your own kitchen sometime. You can download a copy of the recipe here. Bon appetit!