WSVN — A main course meal straight from the heart of South America tonight. Pork is on the menu, as we grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Christopher Camacho
The Restaurant: OLA inside the Sanctuary South Beach
The Dish: Pork Milanesa with Arroz Congri

2 pork tenderloin bone in
4 eggs (2 to serve on top of the pork- and 2 for egg wash)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 Tbs. sesame seeds
1 white onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 Tbs. salt
1 lb. bacon, chopped
1 cup black beans
2 cups rice
1 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. cumin
3 bay leaves
6 cups water
1 package plantain leaves
Salsa Negra
10 Prunes
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 chipotle pepper
**Cook everything except tomato and chipotle until prunes are falling apart. Place it all in a blender and blend. Add tomato and chipotle and blend again until smooth.

Method of Preparation:
– Start with the Congri. Put olive oil in a hot pot and add bacon. Cook several minutes until it starts to brown, then add onions, red bell peppers, cumin, oregano, bay leaves and kosher salt & pepper. Stir well.

– Next, add cooked black beans, white rice and black bean broth (The broth is left over from cooking the beans.) Add pork or chicken stock, then stir and simmer for a few minutes. Cover with plantain leaves (you can find them in the frozen food section at any supermarket).

– Finish in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

– Tenderize pork chops, then season on both sides with salt and pepper. Dip the chops in flour, then the egg wash, and finally, the bread crumbs mixed with sesame seeds. Coat both sides.

– Fry the chops in soybean oil at 350 degrees for about five minutes. When it's done, let it drain, and it's time to plate!

To Plate:
– Chef Christopher serves the pork with the arroz congri, garnished with crispy garlic chips, bacon and cilantro. He tops the pork with the salsa negra and finishes it off with a fried egg "a lo pobre" and a salad on the side.

Serving suggestion: Dark Beer

Serves: 2

745 James Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-9125

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