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Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Sauce

No recipe image available.Chili powder and cayenne pepper add a fiery kick to this orange sauce drizzled over pan-seared pork chops.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Kosher or sea salt to taste
4 (1-inch) thick rib or loin pork chops (about 1/2 pound each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a shallow baking dish whisk together orange juice, black pepper, chili powder, paprika and cayenne.
  2. Season pork with salt and add to marinade, turning to coat, and marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet until hot; add pork and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 6 or 7 minutes each side. Transfer to serving platter and keep warm.
  4. Add reserved marinade to same skillet and heat until reduced in volume by half. Drizzle sauce over pork and sprinkle with cilantro.

Makes 4 servings.