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!