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

from www.marthastewart.com

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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)


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

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  1. mel
    March 28, 2010 / 10:16 am

    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)

  2. Kelsey
    March 29, 2010 / 5:57 pm

    Sounds great!

  3. Kathleen
    March 31, 2010 / 6:15 am

    I love pork chops and these sound great!!!

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