Place pork chops in large resealable plastic bag. Combine 1/4 cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper in small bowl. Add mixture to pork chops in bag; seal bag. Gently massage mixture on pork chops to evenly coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
We know you've tried cilantro-lime chicken. How about cilantro-lime pork chops? Make dinner delicious with this citrusy cast iron pork chop recipe.
Basting tip: In addition to extra sizzle, basting the pork chops with butter creates a better sear and a delicious golden crust.
Servings and Ingredients
|4 (8-oz. each) America's Cut pork loin boneless chops, 1-1/4-inch thick|
|½ c. finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided; plus additional for garnish|
|4 tbsp. Gustare Vita extra virgin olive oil, divided|
|2 tsp. lime zest, divided|
|4 tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided|
|2 tsp. fresh garlic, minced and divided|
|½ tsp. Hy-Vee crushed red pepper, divided|
|½ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, softened|
|½ tsp. kosher salt|
|1 tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper, coarsely ground|
|Lime wedges, for garnish|
Things To Grab
- Large resealable plastic bag
- Small bowl
- Charcoal or gas grill
- 12-inch cast iron skillet
- Meat thermometer
- Metal spoon
- Aluminum foil
Combine butter; remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper; salt and black pepper in a small bowl. Set butter mixture aside.
Preheat a charcoal or gas grill with greased grill rack for direct cooking over high heat (400 degrees). Place a 12-inch cast iron skillet on grill rack; preheat 10 minutes.
Remove pork chops from marinade; discard marinade. Add pork chops to skillet. Cook 4 minutes, turning halfway through. Add half of butter mixture. Continue cooking pork chops 6 to 9 minutes or until pork chops reach 145 degrees, basting frequently with butter mixture. Remove skillet from grill. Loosely cover skillet with foil and let chops rest 3 minutes.
To serve, top chops with remaining butter mixture. Garnish with lime wedges and additional cilantro, if desired.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 42g
- Cholesterol: 205mg
- Sodium: 390mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 2g
- Protein: 52g
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