Smoked Pork Chops with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe
Bradley Smoker Jerky rack and regular smoking rack
4 x 2 Inch thick-cut pork chop t-bones, with the loin and tenderloin intact
4 Tbsp honey
8 Tbsp Ted’s World Famous BBQ Bone Dust™ BBQ Seasoning (be generous!)
Strawberry Rhubarb Compote:
1 Pint fresh strawberries, hulled
2 Large stalks fresh rhubarb
⅓ Cup brown sugar
⅓ Cup white sugar
½ Cup apple juice
½ Tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp Ted’s World Famous BBQ Crazy Canuck Sticky Chicken and Rib Sauce
1 Tsp cold butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, to taste
Brush the pork chops on one side with honey, then sprinkle evenly with about 1 tablespoon of Bone Dust™ BBQ Seasoning pressing the seasoning into the meat.
Turn chops over and repeat the process.
Place pork chops onto smoker rack.
Preheat Bradley Smoker as per manufacturer’s instruction using Cherry Bisquettes and setting the temperature to 250°F.
Insert a thermometer probe into the thickest part of one pork chop close to the bone. Set the internal temperature thermometer for 145- 150°F for medium to medium-well doneness. You can do less if you wish. I personally like the chops at 140°F.
Smoke chops for approximately 2½ – 3 hours until desired internal temperature is reached.
Meanwhile, prepare the smoked strawberry rhubarb compote.
Lay the strawberries onto a Bradley Smoker Jerky rack and place them into the smoker with the pork chops and smoke strawberries for 30 minutes.
Remove strawberries from the smoker and allow to cool.
As the strawberries smoke, peel and coarsely chop the rhubarb.
In a medium pot, add the rhubarb, 2 sugars and apple juice, heat, stirring occasionally until the rhubarb is soft, about 10-12 minutes.
Add lemon zest and juice.
Add Crazy Canuck Sauce and smoked strawberries.
Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the strawberries have softened and the compote is relatively thick.
Stir in 1 tsp of cold butter and season to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Set aside to keep warm.
Remove pork chops from the smoker.
Serve immediately topped with smoked strawberry rhubarb compote.