Seared Pork Chops with Spicy Roasted Pepper Sauce

Seared Pork Chops with Spicy Roasted Pepper Sauce Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Rather than searing the chops in oil, extra-virgin olive oil is drizzled over the cooked chops just before serving for a boost of flavor. Though not ideal as a cooking fat due to its low smoke point, extra-virgin olive oil has a richer, more complex character than refined varieties. Serve this dish with steamed green beans.

Prep: 2 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 2 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 194
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Fat 9 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 23.9 g
Carbohydrate 1.7 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 443 mg
Calcium 27 mg

Ingredients

4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
2 teaspoons 25%-less-sodium Montreal steak seasoning (such as McCormick Grill Mates)
Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
1 cup bottled roasted red bell peppers, drained
1 chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

1. Sprinkle pork evenly with steak seasoning. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pork with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn pork over; cook 3 minutes.

2. While pork cooks, place bell peppers and next 3 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. When pork is done, remove pan from heat. Remove pork from pan; cover and keep warm.

3. Add bell pepper mixture to pan; return pan to medium heat. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often. Spoon 2 tablespoons sauce onto each of 4 serving plates. Top each with a pork chop; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon oil.

Note:

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April 2009
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