Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lemon Parsley Pork Chop

This super simple recipe comes from Everyday Food magazine, one of my favorites.

You just need a few ingredients. Fresh parsley, lemon, garlic, a pork chop, salt and pepper and some water. You can also see I halved some brussels sprouts to have as a side.

This is so easy to prep. Chop up your parsley.

Zest your lemon. I use a Microplane Grater/Zester and I cannot tell you how much I love this tool. I use it for zesting lemons, grating cheese, grating ginger and garlic and for grating nutmeg. Mince your garlic and get that in there with some salt and pepper.

Heat up some olive oil in a skillet while you season the pork chop with salt and pepper. I have been experimenting with seasoning my meat with salt and pepper hours before I am ready to eat, I will let you know if it makes a difference after some more study.

Get the chop in the pan and brown it, 2-3 minutes per side.

Looking tasty already!

Add 1/2 cup of water to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover it up. Cook it for 8-10 more minutes over medium low. While that cooks you can make a quick side of steamed veggies using the Johnson S C Inc 95692 Zip'N Steam Ziploc Bag that I am always going on about. I seriously love these things.

Take the lid off your pork and you are ready to eat!

Plate the pork chop and cover with the parsley and zest mixture you made earlier. Drizzle it with a little of the yummy juices in the pan and you are done. Quick, simple and full of flavor.

Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments and tips. I have been getting more brave with cooking on my electric stove and have some 'real' cooking planned for this weekend. Wish me luck!


  1. yummy! i love those steaming bags too. after you kept recommending them i finally tried them and they are the greatest! so much simpler than old fashioned steaming. in fact, i loved steaming veggies in the microwave so much that i have now discovered how to steam artichokes in the microwave. thank you for the great tip!

  2. I absolutely love the zip loc steam bags - so easy and no mess - great for this veggie lover. Pork chops sound very tasty.

  3. Based on your recommendation, I've been using the Zip'N Steam bags, too. I like them, but overall I'm just not fond of microwave cooking. I'll be moving sometime soon and I doubt the microwave will make the move. I use it more for hiding things from the cat (who will be going with my daughter, not with me).

    Everyday Food is my favorite food magazine. One day I realized that of all the food magazines I either subscribed to or bought, EF was the only one I cooked from regularly. I let other subscriptions run out and only buy occasional single issues of other food magazines now.

    I also use my microplane constantly for most of the same things you do. I can't imagine cooking without it!

  4. omg, love your blue pyrex! and that particular shape. the actual dish dish was beautiful, too. Bookmarking your blog....