Mediterranean Pork Chops (sonoma diet)
Nutrition facts per serving: 147 calories, 4 g fat, 71 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 24 g protein.
Prep: 10 minutes
Roast: 35 minutes
- 4 boneless or bone-in pork loin chops, cut 1/2 inch thick (1 to 11/2 pounds)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (1-1/2 teaspoons minced)
Oven: 425 degrees F./350 degrees F.
Step 1: Sprinkle chops with kosher salt and pepper; set aside. In a small bowl combine rosemary and garlic. Sprinkle rosemary mixture evenly over both sides of each chop; rub in with fingers.
Step 2: Place chops on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast chops in a 425 degree F. oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. and continue roasting about 25 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted through side of chop registers 160 degrees F. (make sure tip of thermometer does not touch bone). Makes 4 servings.