NOTE on this recipe you can change the cilantro, lime, garlic, for any simmering sauce base, BBQ, teriyaki, harissa etc. 1/2 cup or so worth.
Cilantro Lime Pork Chops
Pork Chops a lean and finicky meat, being lean they dry out easy. This cooking method of searing then oven baking, followed by simmering in sauce, helps keep them moist.
4-5 boneless pork chops thin
1 tbsp oil for the pan
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 large limes (zest and juice)
2 minced garlic cloves
2tbsp butter flavored coconut oil (Nutiva)
Cast iron skillet
1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Oil pan and cook the chops 1min each side over medium heat til lightly browned. Transfer to plate to sit.
3. In a small food processor pulse the, cilantro, oil, garlic, lime zest, juice.
4. Place pork chops back in the skillet and place in the oven for 6-7 mins (tip sheet of foil loose over top for splatter reduction.
5. Move skillet to stove pour in cilantro sauce, setting juices and stir around over medium heat for about a min or two.
Pairs well with salsa, guacamole, salads.