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Cuban Pork Chops

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 1/4 cup banana mixture)
Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 8 minutes. Choose a banana that is firm, yet ripe, so that it will hold its shape when cooked.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork loin chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 banana, diagonally cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 244
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 26.9 g
  • carbohydrate 16.4 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 352 mg
  • calcium 48 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients; rub spice mixture evenly over both sides of pork.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer pork to a plate, and keep warm.

  3. Coat pan with cooking spray; add banana and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in lime rind and juice; cook 30 seconds.

  4. Place pork chops on plates; spoon banana mixture over pork.

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