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Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Glaze Recipe

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Submitted by riverast

Makes 4 servings



Thin pork chops cook quickly, but they can turn tough and stringy if cooked a moment too long. We wanted top find a foolproof method for cooking the chops without them drying out. Here?s what we discovered: Test Kitchen Discoveries ? Choose bone-in rib or center-cut pork chops roughly 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. The bone will help keep the meat moist. ? Coat the chops in a salt, pepper, cumin, and sugar rub. The sugar will caramelize and compensate for the lack of a deep sear on the chops. ? Start the chops in a cold pan and cook them over medium heat until browned on one side. Flip them and only briefly cook the second side. ? A quick orange-flavored sauce--a riff on a Cuban classic--can be prepared in a matter of minutes in the pan in which the chops have been cooked to capitalize on any flavor left behind by the chops. Starting the pork chops in a cold skillet allows them to heat up slowly and hold on to their interior moisture--a method that works best with thin chops. If using an electric stove, turn the burner to medium just before seasoning the chops in step 1.

Recipe Ingredients for Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Glaze

16 oz boneless pork chops
2 tbsp olive oil 
1 tsp ground cumin  
1/2 tsp Sugars, Brown
6 grams garlic, 2 cloves
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
3/4 cup juice, orange
1/3 cup apricot preserves

Recipe Directions for Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Glaze

  1. Rub each chop with 1/4 teaspoon oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cumin. Sprinkle one side of each chop with 1/8 teaspoon sugar.

  2. Place chops, sugared side down, in large nonstick skillet and press meat into pan. Cook, without moving, over medium heat until lightly browned, 6 to 9 minutes. Turn chops, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until center of chops registers 145 to 150 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 3 to 6 minutes. Transfer chops to platter, tent with foil, and let rest while making sauce.

  3. Add remaining tablespoon oil, garlic, and pepper flakes to empty pan and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add juice and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Tip accumulated juices from platter with chops into skillet, cook 1 minute, season with salt and pepper, and pour sauce over chops. Serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 165.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.9g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Sodium
77mg
3%
Potassium
547mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
20.1g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
13.4g
Protein
30.1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 2% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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