Pork chops steamed with the fragrance of orange or lemon and spices of your choice. Healthy, delicate, delicious.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put the water, lemon or orange juice, and spices in a deep skillet with a lid. Mix together. Bring mixture to a soft boil.

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  • Place a cooling rack over the skillet, and place pork chops on cooling rack to suspend the chops over the boiling citrus water. Place lid over chops and skillet to keep in most of the steam. Flip pork chops after 6 to 8 minutes, and continue cooking for another 10 to 15 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; protein 12.7g 26% DV; carbohydrates 2.2g 1% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 37.6mg 13% DV; sodium 32.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2004
This dish smelled so good while it was cooking! The end result is an ok tasting pork chop that doesn't look very good too pale. You will need something to go with it. I served these with Citrus Salsa(from Splenda) that I found on this site. That made the dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2009
The smell was good but after cooking it the minimum suggested amount of time it was slightly tough and didn't have much of a citrus or spice taste. Also the water all boiled away leaving me with a mess of burned spices at the bottom of the pot. I would definitely watch this more closely next time and find some type of sauce or marinade for it. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2009
The smell was good but after cooking it the minimum suggested amount of time it was slightly tough and didn't have much of a citrus or spice taste. Also the water all boiled away leaving me with a mess of burned spices at the bottom of the pot. I would definitely watch this more closely next time and find some type of sauce or marinade for it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2004
This dish smelled so good while it was cooking! The end result is an ok tasting pork chop that doesn't look very good too pale. You will need something to go with it. I served these with Citrus Salsa(from Splenda) that I found on this site. That made the dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2008
Having read other reviews about the pork being bland or lacking flavor I decided to try marinating the pork in the steaming liquid before cooking. I marinated it for about 3 hours. It did improve the appearance but the flavor was still not intense enough. The pork definitely needs a sauce or salsa to go with it. I did not try the Citus Salsa one other reviewer used but the next time I will. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2003
Although this recipe was quick and easy we felt that the pork needed to be served with some kind of sauce. The chops were very tender but also very bland. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2006
I agree; the final product came out tasting like steamed pork and not much else. I detected neither orange nor spices in it. It does need a sauce so I improvised one: 2 parts worcestershire sauce 4 parts light cream 2 parts orange juice 1 part lemon juice I mixed them all together and heated themto the point where the edges just started to bubble then turned the heat down a little and reduced it to a reasonable sauce thickness. It worked rather well with the pork. Brought my rating up to a. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2004
A very good dish for autumn! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2010
The pork cooked well and the scent was wonderful while cooking. Not enough of the spices wound up in the pork for added flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2006
My family enjoyed this one quite well. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
I loved the citrus taste and the smell was awesome. Read More
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