"Lemon and garlic give this dish lots of zip and cayenne pepper gives it just the right amount of heat, resulting in a nice blend of flavors."more
tablespoons olive oil
pork loin chops, ½ inch thick
cup lemon juice
cloves garlic, peeled and minced
teaspoon dried thyme
teaspoon cayenne pepper
Heat olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown pork chops about 5 minutes per side. Mix lemon juice, garlic, paprika, thyme, and cayenne pepper into the skillet. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes, cooking the chops to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove pork chops from the skillet, and set aside. Over high heat, reduce the remaining liquid for about 5 minutes. Return pork chops to the skillet briefly, coating them on both sides with the reduced mixture.