Spicy Pork Chops

    30 minutes

    This is a very zesty recipe that smells delicious while cooking! You can also adapt the spices and pepper to your own particular taste.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g pork loin chops
    • 1 lime, zested and juiced
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch chilli flakes
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Flatten the pork chops slightly and set aside. In a bowl mix together the lime zest, olive oil, cumin, salt, chilli flakes and garlic. Reserve the lime juice. Rub the seasoning mixture onto both sides of the pork chops.
    2. Spray a heavy frypan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Pan-fry the pork chops until browned on both sides, 6 to 7 minutes per side. After you turn the meat over, pour the reserved lime juice over the meat and continue cooking until no longer pink in the centre. Serve hot, topped with pan juices.

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    This is a fantastic and easy recipe. I followed others suggestions about increasing olive oil and decreasing salt. And the sauce this creates is yummy. I served it with roasted potatoes (olive oil, garlic salt, pepper and a little dried oregano). As a salad, combined bibb lettuce, toasted almonds, mandarin oranges, red onion, with a blush vinaigrette. The dinner was devoured and people continued to talk about it the remainder of the evening.  -  03 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This smelled great as it was cooking, and was very tasty! I used a little more than the 1 teaspoon of olive oil (didn't measure how much more, but probably around 1 teaspoon?) because the mix looked too dry to be easily rubbed onto the pork. Also thought it was a little on the salty side, so next time may use around 1/4 teaspoon of salt instead.  -  08 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Delicious, easy, cheap and low cal - what more can a girl ask for? I served it with roasted red peppers and some leftover bowtie pasta with cilantro pesto and that was a perfect balance.  -  25 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)