• Prep Time
    45 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    45 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Spanish Pork Chops

    These Spanish Pork Chops are simple to prepare, delicious, and full of Spanish flavor. With paprika, garlic, cumin, coriander, oregano ,and lemon, these pork chops will be the star at your next family meal.


    Ingredients
    1
    teaspoon
    garlic, minced
    1
    teaspoon
    paprika
    1
    teaspoon
    ground cumin
    1
    teaspoon
    ground coriander
    1
    teaspoon
    dried oregano
    1
    teaspoon
    fresh thyme, minced
    *
    pinch cayenne pepper
    1/2
    teaspoon
    kosher sea salt to taste
    *
    freshly ground black pepper to taste
    1
    tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for cooking chops
    1
    teaspoon
    red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
    4
    pork chops, 1-inch thick
    4
    thin slices lemon
    *
    parsley, paprika and lemon as garnish
    Directions
    Combine the garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, oregano, thyme, if using, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Add the olive oil and vinegar and stir to make a paste. Smear the paste on both sides of the pork chops and place a lemon slice on top of each. Let the chops sit in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes, or longer (or skip the fridge if time is tight).
    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and when the oil just starts to smoke, add the pork chops, lemon slice side down. You may have to do this in 2 batches, using a bit more olive oil if the pan is crowded. Let the chops sear without moving them until nicely browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes.
    Turn the chops, keep the lemon slices in place, and sear the other side, again without moving them, for another 4 minutes or so, until nicely browned on the underside and a meat thermometer inserted into the middle of a chop registers 150°F (the meat will continue to cook after it leaves the pan).
    Transfer the chops to a serving plate or cutting board and let sit for 4 or 5 minutes before serving whole, or in slices. Sprinkle with parsley or additional paprika if desired, and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over the pork.
    Reprinted With Permission From Dinner Solved!: 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including You!

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Categories 

    Pork

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