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Pork Chops Coriander-Cumin Spice Rub

  • Active Time:20 min
  • Start to Finish:20 min
November 1999
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted and coarsely ground
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted and coarsely ground
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (3/4-inch-thick) pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Garnish:

    lime wedges
  • Combine cumin, coriander, garlic, and 1 tablespoon oil. Pat pork chops dry and season with salt and pepper. Rub spice mixture on both sides of chops.
  • Heat remaining tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook chops until just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes on each side.
  • Serve pork chops sprinkled with cilantro and garnish with lime wedges.
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