Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lemon Herb Pork Chops, Asparagus, Steamed Carrots

Lemon Herb pork chop recipe is adapted from AllRecipes.

1/4 c lemon juice
2 T oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 t salt
1/4 t dried oregano
1/4 t pepper
4 (4 oz) boneless pork loin chops

2/3 bunch asparagus

1/3 lb baby carrots

In a bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper. Place half the marinade in a large resealable bag with the pork chops. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Save the remaining marinade in the fridge as a sauce.

Preheat oven's broiler (or an outdoor grill to high heat). Remove chops from bag and discard marinade. Place pork chops on a greased baking sheet. Broil 5-7 minutes per side, basting 3 times with reserved sauce, or until done.

Steam asparagus. Season with salt and pepper.

Steam baby carrots. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of sugar.

*This dinner was a hit for our family. We loved these pork chops; they are incredibly flavorful. Even my 1-year-old (who is not a very good meat eater) loved eating these tasty pork chops. We broiled 7 minutes per side, and the meat turned out slightly overdone. Next time we'll probably try 5 minutes per side then check for doneness.

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