Who doesn’t love a good Pork Chop recipe? I know we love Pork Chops at our house! Any good pork chop recipe is always welcomed. When I found a Mediterranean Pork Chop recipe we decided to try it. We are always willing to try something at least once.
My husband is used to being my guinea pig when it comes to cooking. Even when our son was still at home, frequently the statement was made, “well it looks like Mom is in the kitchen concocting, I guess we are guinea pigs tonight.”
If they liked when I concocted, the vote was “It’s a keeper.” Sometimes they would make suggestions as to how to improve it. The first night I put this recipe on the table, there was no talking at all. I had to ask what they thought of it. They were too busy eating to talk.
Mediterranean Pork Chops
4 pork chops (boneless or bone-in, cut 1/2″ thick)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sprinkle chops with kosher salt and pepper, set aside. In a small bowl combine rosemary and garlic. Sprinkle rosemary mixture evenly over both sides of each chop, rub in with your fingers. Place chops on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast chops in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue roasting about 25 minutes or until pork chops registers 160 degrees.
The way I really did it
I did put the salt and pepper on both sides of each chop. Then the dried rosemary and garlic went directly on each side of the chops without mixing them in a bowl, why get another dish dirty and have to wash it. I did follow all the roasting directions as indicated.
I have used this same recipe on lamb chops and it was just as delicious.
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Fat 4g (Sat 2g)
Cholesterol 71 mg
Sodium 288 mg (Some of the sodium can be cut by using a salt substitute, which I did also)
I have used this same recipe with lamb chops and it is just as delicious.
If you have a favorite pork chop recipe, please share it with us so we can use our families as guinea pigs again.
This recipe was borrowed from http://www.recipe.com/mediterranean-pork-chops/