Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lemon-Parsley Pork Chops

On Sunday, I had an absolutely perfect day.  I got up, went to breakfast with my sister and her boyfriend, and went on a fantastic hour-long bike ride in the 75 degree weather.  I made these for dinner and they were so delicious, especially when served alongside my easy, healthy, and colorful couscous with dried cranberries and pine nuts.

 

Lemon-Parsley Pork Chops

Ingredients:
zest of one lemon, minced
2 TBSP chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 TBSP olive oil
4 bone-in loin pork chops (8 oz. each)

Directions: 
1.  Combine minced lemon in a small bowl with parsley, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Set aside. 

2.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Cook in skillet until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. 

3.  Add 1/2 cup water to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and simmer gently until pork is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer pork chops to a platter or serving plates; drizzle with pan juices as desired, and sprinkle with lemon-parsley mixture. 

one year ago: mango-rum sorbet
two years ago: chili-rubbed steak tacos with avocado-lime salsa

3 comments :

mel said...

mmmm this sounds delicious! i just had one of those perfect days yesterday too. fun activities, some sunshine at the beach, topped off by a great turkey parmesan dinner.
(first time making it with turkey - it was on sale - tasted awesome)

Kelsey said...

Sounds great!

Kathleen said...

I love pork chops and these sound great!!!