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Spanish Style Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Sautéed Garlic Kale
- Frying Pans/Skillets
- Overnight prep
- Kale, 1 bunch
- 2 Pork chops, bone-in
- 1 tbsp. freshly chopped rosemary
- ¼ cup Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
For Spanish style seasoning:
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Black Pepper
For the Sautéed Garlic Kale:
- ½ cup chicken stock (veggie stock could be used as well)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-3 tbsp. EVOO
- S&P, to taste
Overnight Prep: Using the above marinade, let the pork chops bath, fully covered in a deep dish, overnight in refrigerator. Wash kale, shake to dry. Remove center stem and tear leaves into several smaller pieces. Store in bowl in refrigerator.
Seasoning: Depending on quantity of pork chops, create about a cup of the following ingredients, using equal proportions of each spice: Garlic powder, Onion Powder, Salt, Oregano, Parsley, Cumin, Tumeric and Black Pepper.
Pat the pork chops dry and sprinkle with the Spanish style seasoning. Heat up the skillet, over medium heat, and add EVOO. Wait until its extremely hot and then add the pork chops. Sear each side for about 3 minutes or until browned then flip and repeat on other side. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes until Kale is ready.
Over medium heat, add EVOO and garlic. Sauté until soft, but not browned. Add kale and chicken stock and cover. Sauté for about 5 minutes. Kale should be wilted, but still bright green. For the last minute, toss kale around and sprinkle with S&P. Immediately plate next to the chops and serve! Enjoy!!