Friday, November 18, 2011

Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops

We eat a lot of Mexican food.  It is easy and really satisfying, but sometimes I feel like we eat the same things over and over again: enchiladas, tacos, taco salad.  It was nice to find the lime and garlic flavor on something else for a change.

I found these Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops on Skinnytaste.  I have started using this site a lot because it has healthier recipes that are husband approved.  He told me the other day that he's lost weight and hasn't felt cheated on food...which is always a good thing!  Plus he loves pork, so this was a fantastic recipe for us.

Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops
slightly adapted from Skinnytaste
4 (6oz each) lean boneless pork chops
4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon cilantro
1/2 lime, juice of
lime zest
salt and fresh pepper
1) In a large bowl season pork with garlic, cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper. Squeeze lime juice and some zest from the lime and let it marinade at least an hour.
2) Bake about 15 minutes a side on 350 degrees.  Put some of the marinade on the top when baking.

I let our pork marinade for an afternoon while we were busy doing other stuff.  The marinade saturated the pork and made for a delicious piece of meat.  I think that adding the lime zest gave the meat a little extra kick.  This meal is a great way to get the lime and garlic flavor without having to make Mexican food.

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