Lemon-seared Pork Chops
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories308Total Fat16 gSaturated Fat4 gSodium379 mgTotal Carbohydrate1.5 gDietary Fiber0.5 gProtein36.5 g
Servings and Times
Servings2Marinating Time30 minutes to overnight
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresPork loin chops2 (6-ounce)Zest of ½ a lemonJuice of ½ a lemonSugar½ teaspoonOlive oil1 + 2 teaspoonsSalt¼ teaspoonFresh ground black pepper
  • Directions
  • Place the pork chops with the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Dry pork chops a bit with paper towels. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a medium to large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook for 8-10 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Serve pork chops over the garlic-sautéed spinach as suggested below.

  • Exchanges
    5 lean meats; 1 fat

    Side Suggestions: Garlic-sautéed Spinach
    Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium sized nonstick skillet. Add 1 minced garlic clove and cook until just fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 10 ounces baby spinach (about 8 cups, packed) and stir until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve pork chops on top of spinach. Wild rice-pilaf. Cook according to package directions. Sliced tomatoes.

    Side Suggestions: Wild Rice-pilaf

    Side Suggestions: Sliced Tomatoes

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