Recipes from Antigua and Barbuda: Pork Chops with Bananas and Bacon

Recipes from Antarctica

Pork Chops with Bananas and Bacon

Country: Recipes from Antigua and Barbuda
Course: Main


  • 4 pork chops
  • 3/4 tablespoon cumin
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 bananas
  • 6 slices bacon
  • beer (optional)


  1. Combine the butter with the cumin, salt and pepper. Rub the pork chops all over with the mixture.
  2. Now put the pork chops on the grill and cook them over medium heat for about 7 and a half minutes per side.
  3. Cook the bacon in a frying pan for just a couple of minutes, long enough for some of the fat to render. Remove and let cool.
  4. Cut the bananas into chunks sprinkle them with lemon juice. Wrap the bacon around each chunk. Skewer each wrapped piece through the overlap in the bacon.
  5. After the chops have been cooking for about 15 minutes, turn the heat down to medium low and put the bacon and bananas on the grill. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the chops aren't cooking too fast.
  6. Continue to turn the chops and the bacon/banana skewers. At this point you can also start basting the chops with beer.
  7. When the chops and bacon are thoroughly cooked, remove from the grill and serve.