Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Orange Soy Pork Chops

I am in the middle of a weight-loss war...maybe not the best idea through Thanksgiving!  So my cooking the last week or so has been a little more on the healthy side, and my poor husband has to go along with it.  I don't think this is one dish he had to "suffer" through!  It is very flavorful, and the pork was nice and juicy.  Definitely a winner :)

Orange Soy Pork Chops

2 tablespoons oil 
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (took me 6 medium oranges to get 1 cup of juice)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh thyme 
4 pork chops
Salt and pepper to taste 

Heat oil in a skillet until shimmering. Combine orange juice, soy sauce, garlic and thyme in a small bowl. Set aside.

Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Add the pork chops to the hot skillet and sear until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Lower the heat and continue cooking, turning as needed to prevent burning, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer the chops to a plate and cover tightly with foil. 

Add the reserved orange juice mixture to the pan and cook over medium-high heat until the sauce is reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the chops to the skillet; heat through, turning to coat. Serve with the pan sauce.

Recipe Source:  Taste of Home Cooking, adapted from Eating Well

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