Cast Iron Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops


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Cast Iron Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops

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    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.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    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


    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. To serve, top chops with remaining butter mixture. Garnish with lime wedges and additional cilantro, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    610 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 42g
    • Cholesterol: 205mg
    • Sodium: 390mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
    • Protein: 52g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 20%

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    Hy-Vee Seasons June 2022