1 lemon, zested

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, minced

Coarse salt and ground pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 (8 ounce) bone-in loin pork chops


Step 1: Mince lemon zest; combine in a small bowl with parsley, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.

Step 2: Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Cook in skillet until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Step 3: Add 1/2 cup water to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and simmer gently until pork is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer pork chops to a platter or serving plates; drizzle with pan juices as desired, and sprinkle with lemon-parsley mixture.

Yield: 4 servings