A Week of Healthy Dinner Recipes to Support Your Workouts

Nicole Crawford

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It's easy to overdo it with pork chops. Here's a one-pan recipe from Tim Harrison that takes less than thirty minutes - perfect for a busy weeknight. Serve it with green beans and mushrooms as in the recipe, or use a vegetable of your choice.

 

 

Simple Pork Chop Perfection

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Ingredients:

  • 2 pork chops
  • 200g (7oz) mushrooms
  • 200g (7oz) green beans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • Lard for frying
  • Olive oil

 

Method:

  1. Make sure your chops have been out of the fridge for half an hour or so. Put a bit of water and a pinch of salt in the pan and set on a high heat. When the water boils, add the beans and cook for one minute. Drain the beans in a colander and cool quickly in cold water, then drain.
  2. Put the pan back on a high heat with a little lard. When the pan is really hot, salt your chops and lower into the pan slowly. Flip every fifteen seconds. After six flips, start to probe the meat. After each flip, insert the probe into the center of the meat. In the case of pork I aim for medium well, 55ºC (131ºF).
  3. When the meat reaches the desired temperature, remove and set aside somewhere draft-free. Sprinkle with pepper and brush with olive oil.
  4. Now add the crushed garlic to the pan, along with the sliced mushrooms and blanched beans. Toss the vegetables in the pan until they start to take on a little color. Then add a squeeze of lemon and serve.

 

Don't forget the sides! Click to page 8 for seven awesome sides.

 

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