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Friday, July 11, 2014

HOME COOKING ; SAUTEED PORK CHOPS AND GREEN ONIONS WITH SUMMER SALAD

Summer time calls for light, easy and healthy meals. And today's recipe it's not short of that. Fresh vegetables are always part of my daily meals; salads, sauteed, steamed.... you name it. I just read about the benefits of eating green onions, in England they are called Spring onions. I'm not even sure how to describe their taste, I just like them either raw or grilled. You can read about it here along with other foods that can help you maintain a slim waistline.
This meal took me about 30 minutes to prepare, so put on your aprons and Lets Get Cooking!


Ingredients
Serves two

2 Large pork chops
About 6 green onions chopped
2 fresh corn on the cobb and husk
About 8 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
1 small cucumber, I'm using Kirby cucumber (they are smaller and meatier than regular ones, can't even feel the seeds) semi-peeled and cut in small pieces, about the same size as the tomatoes halves
About two Tb of chopped fresh Cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tb of vegetable oil
1 Tb of olive oil
Juice from one lime
1/2 cup of water

Preparation

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. On a skillet heat up the vegetable oil and place the pork chops covered. Every couple of minutes add a bit of water so they don't dried or burn. Turn and keep cooking until they get a nice brown color and the meat is tender but soft. Meanwhile in a stove top grill pan cook the corn for about ten minutes, rotating constantly, set aside to cool off. When the corn is cool enough to handle, cut the kernels off the cob with a sharp knife TIP: If you don't want to bother with the grill pan you can always cook the corn in their husks in the microwave for about three minutes each and they are as tasty. And if that's still a little too much work for you, use the canned version. It's up to you on how fresh you like your vegetables. Place the tomatoes, cucumber, corn kernels and chopped cilantro in a salad bowl and season with salt, lime juice and olive oil, toss and place in the refrigerator until ready to be served.
When the pork chops are well done, add the chopped green onions on top and cook for two minutes and you're done!
Serve one pork chop with some green onions on top and a fair amount of summer salad on the side, Enjoy!




 Love, Chacha