File under: EASY, DELICIOUS, WEEKNIGHT DINNER.
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).
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