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Island Festival Pork Chops

Island Festival Pork ChopsPlan a festive Caribbean dinner featuring these seasoned and grilled pork chops. Add baked bananas, black beans and rice for a meal of Island pleasure.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 boneless pork chops, 1-inch thick
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chops 2 to 3 minutes on each side; add orange juice, onion, water, thyme, salt and pepper to skillet. Bring to boiling, cover; reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, until chops are tender. Remove chops to a serving platter, keep warm.
  2. Cook orange juice mixture, uncovered, over high heat until sauce thickens slightly.
  3. Spoon sauce over pork chops.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 180 calories Protein 22 grams Fat 7 grams Sodium 85 milligrams Cholesterol 65 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 5 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.