Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 1 cup vegetables)
Photo: Hector Sanchez Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
4 (1-inch-thick) frenched pork loin chops
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
2 medium yellow squash, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 large zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/2 pound small red potatoes, quartered
How to Make It
Place pork chops in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, and 2 1/2 teaspoons salt; reserve 2 tablespoons marinade. Pour remaining marinade over pork, turning to coat. Chill 1 to 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine squash, zucchini, potatoes, and reserved marinade. Spread squash mixture in an even layer on a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined rimmed sheet pan.
Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Pat dry with paper towels, and place on top of squash mixture.
Bake 25 minutes. Increase temperature to broil, and broil until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140°F, about 5 minutes. Transfer pork to a serving platter, and cover with foil. Return pan to oven, and broil squash mixture until slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer squash mixture to a serving bowl; toss with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and serve with pork.
I would call this just okay. I will make again but with changes. First, slice the potatoes thinner, OR nuke them in the microwave before adding to the squash mixture. The potatoes were not done when everything else was overdone. With 25 mins in the oven + browning time, the squash & zucchini were mush, and the pork was overdone - so definitely need to reduce cook time also. And that takes us back to the need to either slice the potatoes much thinner or pre-cook them in the microwave, since the oven time will be reduced. In the future I will also add red onion to the veggie mix. Finally, the pork needed more flavor, so will marinate it for a longer time when I make this again.
I followed the recipe, using one pan, but started the potatoes first, then the pork chops, and the squash. I also broiled all of it during the last 5 minutes. It was fantastic! Now to try other one pan meals!
I made this recipe today for dinner and it was delicious. The only thing that I changed was the potatoes. I used russett potatoes instead since I already had some. My husband loved it too and kept on complementing me on how much he enjoyed his dinner.
I'm now the owner of the "famous porkchops' in the house. My family says it's the best meal ever. They want it constantly. My husband is a really good cook already, but my 7 year old says I'm the better cook now. Family favorite for sure!!!
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