Lemon Nut Pork Chops

Lemon Nut Pork Chops 1

Lemon Nut Pork Chops 2

 


I love the combo of pecans and pork!  This recipe is no exception, and it’s made even better with a yummy lemon butter sauce.  This dish was REALLY delicious, and it’s a great weeknight meal.  I think overall it only took me about 30 minutes, and it was pretty easy too!

One thing I do want to mention:  the recipe calls for finely chopped pecans.  Really, the finer they are, the better.  What I did was I put my coarsely chopped pecans into a blender and ground them up.  You can see in the picture what kind of size/texture this gives the pecan coating.  If you don’t have a blender or a food processor, regular chopped pecans will do fine, but they might not stick on the meat as well.

We really loved this meal, and I also enjoyed how the lemons make my kitchen smell so fresh!  Hope you enjoy it too!

Lemon Nut Pork Chops

Yields: 4 servings

Lemon Nut Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (approx. 1/2 to 3/4” thick)
  • 
½ tsp crushed garlic

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • ¼ tsp lemon zest

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 
¼ cup finely chopped pecans or hazelnuts
  • 
¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 lemon, quartered

Directions

  1. Rub chops with garlic, salt, pepper, & zest.
  2. Melt butter in skillet on medium heat. Brown chops, 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
  3. Spread nuts on plate. Remove chops 1 at a time and press 1 side into nuts. Sprinkle any remaining nuts over chops.
  4. Stir lemon juice into pan drippings, scraping up any stuck-on pieces, heat for 1 minute and spoon over chops. Serve with lemon wedges.
http://normalcooking.com/2013/02/06/lemon-nut-pork-chops/

Source:  What’s 4 Dinner Solutions

 

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