Pork Chops w/ Gremolata


I saw this recipe on the Martha Stewart show the other day and it looked simple and tasty, so I decided to try it for a weeknight meal.
I have never been a big fan of pork chops, as they are always too dry for me and bland in flavor, too many other good things to cook instead.
But the gremolata (lemon & parsley mixture) intrigued me. Gremolata is usually a topping that goes on top of veal ossobucco, so why not try it on pork?

Well, I made the chops last night, and folks, this recipe is a keeper. I served them with my purple potato salad (yes Virginia, potatoes can be purple). The husband loved it.

Lemon Parsley Pork Chops from Martha Stewart Living

1 lemon, zest removed w/ a vegetable peeler, and minced
2 tbsp of chopped flat leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
kosher salt & pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
4 bone in loin pork chops (8 oz. each)

Combine minced lemon in a small bowl w/ the parsley, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt & some black pepper. (I added a tbsp of olive oil, which is not in the original recipe, but it needed it). This is your gremolata. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season pork chops w/ salt and pepper on both sides. Cook in skillet until browned, about 2-3 minutes on each side.

Add 1/2 cup of water to skillet and turn down heat to simmer, cover and simmer for about 8 minutes (my pork chops were thin, so I only simmered for 6 minutes).
Transfer chops to platter and pour pan juices on top, sprinkle w/ lemon parsley mixture (gremolata).


Natalie Que said…
HI Stace, can I call you Stace? I have seen your adorable profile pic on a few comments you have left and finally today couldn't help but come on over to your blog.

How great that you live so close to the big Apple and can take advantage of all it's fabulousness!

I love that you appraise antiques! I could seriously watch Antiques Roadshow for hours on end, it is fascinating. And you are living it!

Anyway. Your food looks incredible too, it is OBVIOUS it is your {other} passion!
Maria said…
Purple potatoes. How fun! I will have to hunt for some of those!
The potato salad looks like it would be great with those delicious chops.