Spice-rubbed Pork Chops

I am very confident with cooking chicken and fairly confident with beef.  Pork, on the other hand, is a meat I’m still working on knowing how to cook better.  I ran across this recipe from Cooking Light that I’ve done a few times that is quick and produces great results.  Thought I’d share!

Spice-rubbed Pork Chops

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Serves: 2

2 (4-ounce) boneless pork loin chops (about 3/4 inch thick)
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil


1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Sprinkle pork with 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt.  Combine coriander, cumin, and sugar in a shallow bowl.  Sprinkle spice mixture over 1 side of pork (I usually do both sides).

2. Add oil to pan, swirl to coat.  Add pork to pan, spice side down.  Cook 2 minutes, or until browned.  Turn pork over, and cook 4 more minutes, or until done.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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