Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fried Pork Chop with Cumin Tomato Sauce

I love pork and I love cumin so I was very excited to try this recipe. It is easy and uses stuff you probably already have on hand. I cut this in half to serve just me!

This recipe comes from a great cookbook I picked up called Table for Two. I love cookbooks for one and two servings, it just makes cooking for one so much easier.

Lets gather some ingredients. You will need a pork chop, some celery, garlic, onion, cumin, salt, pepper, oil, lime and some crushed tomatoes.

If you are not really confident in the kitchen, I find it best to prep everything before you start cooking anything. That way you will not feel rushed to get something done to move on to the next task. The last thing you want to do is rush with a sharp knife. So chop up your garlic.

Chop your celery and onion.

Once your prep is done, go ahead and get your pork in the hot oil. You want to brown it about 5 minutes on each side. I served the pork chop over pasta, so if you'd like to do the same go ahead and get some water on to boil as well.

Give it a flip!

When its cooked, get it out of the hot pan and into a dish. Cover it so the pork stays warm.

When the pork is out, get the onion and celery into the same pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Add in the garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and let this cook for about a minute. It will start to smell really great as soon as that cumin warms up.

Add the pork back in and give it a flip to get some of the seasonings on both sides.

Add in the tomatoes and lime juice and let these simmer for 15-20 minutes. Flip the pork chop every so often. During the last 10 minutes get your pasta into the boiling water. When the pasta is done, drain it and plate it up with the pork chop and tomatoes.

If you are a cumin lover or you are just looking for something different to do with pork chops, this is a great choice.


  1. This is so perfect, I was looking for something to do with pork tonight! I saw you had a new blog post, crossed my fingers and BAM.
    It was meant to be :)

    Thanks so much, I'm looking forward to making this tonight!

  2. the sauce looks so good!
    I just recently came across your blog and I can't wait to browse through it - I'll be living in an apartment next year for college, and I'll be with roommates who will all have different dinner times, so this will be a great start to learning how to cook for one :)

  3. That looks delicious! Cookbook looks interesting, too.

  4. what a cute little dish! Not very experienced with cumin... maybe I will give it a try...