Spicy Lemon Pork Saute

"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."

Spicy Lemon Pork Saute

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  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 4

    pork loin chops, ½ inch thick

  • ½

    cup lemon juice

  • 3

    cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • ½

    tablespoon paprika

  • 1

    teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½

    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.


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