Chops rubbed with a simple but flavorful spice and garlic mixture. For an even more potent result, toast and grind the spices yourself.

DARLA
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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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  • Mix the salt, cumin, coriander, garlic, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to form a paste. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, and rub with the paste.

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  • Heat the remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the pork chops about 5 minutes on each side, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; 22 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 615 mg sodium. 4.8 g carbohydrates; 15.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
I love the combination of the spices the only thing I did different was omited the salt and marinated the chops overnight and then seasoned them before cooking; as the salt tends to draw out the moisture if you salt them overnight and they become dry. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2006
I'm giving this a three b/c I'm sure it is a very good recipe for those who like Coriander. I had never tried Coriander before and I now know that I absolutely can't handle it. It is very pungent!!! Thank you for the recipe...I'm sure it's great for people who like this spice just not for me. Read More
(12)
205 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
I love the combination of the spices the only thing I did different was omited the salt and marinated the chops overnight and then seasoned them before cooking; as the salt tends to draw out the moisture if you salt them overnight and they become dry. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
I love the combination of the spices the only thing I did different was omited the salt and marinated the chops overnight and then seasoned them before cooking; as the salt tends to draw out the moisture if you salt them overnight and they become dry. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2005
I knew I would love these chops I just love coriander and cumin! I was concerned it would be too flavourful for my children...but they LOVED it too! I prepared them exactly as directed even though I am leary of pan frying meat. Next time I may try it on the bbq. I wonder how this would work on a tenderloin...maybe I'll try that too! Thanks Darla! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2006
One of the best pork chop recipes I have tried. The taste grabbed my attention and the simplicity and time involved made it a winner. I made curried potatoes on the side and went to bed happy. Thanks for the recipe...great job. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2008
I had a pork loin and not chops so I rubbed the ingredients on the loin substituting onion powder for garlic since I was out of garlic. I baked it in a covered roaster with some water and 3 beef bouillion cubes in the bottom to make gravy. It was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
This also works really well on the BBQ. I added a half of a dried chipotle pepper to this and ground all the spices and garlic in amortar and pestle. Tasted GREAT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2006
Fantastic!! The best recipie that I have tried on this website. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2006
I'm giving this a three b/c I'm sure it is a very good recipe for those who like Coriander. I had never tried Coriander before and I now know that I absolutely can't handle it. It is very pungent!!! Thank you for the recipe...I'm sure it's great for people who like this spice just not for me. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
This smelled absolutely divine while I was making it. I didn't make a paste by adding the oil to the spice mix though. Rather I just made a dry spice rub and added 1 tsp. garam masala to the mix then added the extra oil to the pan. Unfortunately my family was late for dinner so I had to keep these on warm stand-by and the chops dried out. I served them with mashed potatoes seasoned with yellow curry powder garlic powder and a touch of red pepper flakes and a side of steamed cauliflower. It made a nice pseudo-Indian meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2006
Very simple and delicious. Based on previous reviews I only used a pinch of salt. We really enjoyed the flavor but the chops ended up on the dry side. I will try braising the chops in chicken broth next time to see if I can retain more tenderness. Read More
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