Contigo® Kan Kan Latino Chop


  1. Combine warm water and salt in a stock pot over medium high heat. Simmer until the salt has dissolved. Cool this mixture below 40°.
  2. Place pork chop in a large container and pour brine (salted water) over to completely cover. Cover container and brine ideally overnight but no less than six hours.
  3. Remove chop from water and pat dry. Using a paring knife cut slits in the belly section every inch. This will form the tomahawk look when fried. Place chop in an oven proof pan and rub 2 cups of mojo criollo marinade over the chop. Allow to marinade for an hour. Season outside of chop with cilantro y achiote seasoning.
  4. Heat Oven to 350° bake chop covered for 15-20 minutes to an internal temperature of 130°.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Heat fryer oil to 350°. Remove baskets from the fryer and using tongs place the chop in the oil. Cook for 6-8 minutes until chop is golden and the belly tomahawk is crispy. Remove from fryer and drain on towel to remove excess oil.
  7. Sprinkle both sides with flakes sea salt.
  8. Place chop on platter then arrange Tostones and yucca fries on plate. Serve beans, sour cream, pickled red onions, lime and salsa into side bowls.


  • 1 ea Contigo® Kan-Kan pork chop
  • 1 1/2 gal water
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 3 cups Mojo criollo marinade, prepared
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro and achiote seasoning
  • 1 tbsp sea salt, flaked
  • 6 ea Contigo® Tostones plantains, prepared
  • 1 cup Contigo® black beans, prepared
  • 1/4 cup Delancey Street Deli® pickled red onions
  • 1 ea Peak Fresh Produce® Lime(s), cut in half on bias for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Nature's Best Dairy® Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Contigo® Fire Roasted Salsa