The name says it all, Instant Seduction Pork Chops y’all! Just kidding, these are some fantastic chops though! I came across this recipe in my “100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know” cookbook which is full of recipes with fun names like this one. Chris and I are big fans of pork, it’s easy to prepare and not terribly expensive, so I thought this would be a great dinner to make before he took the bar two weekends ago. He was asking me to make them again before we had even finished the dishes! A winner in my book which will be made again!
For these Instant Seduction Pork Chops you need: 2 bone-in 3/4 inch pork loin chops, 3 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 2 teaspoons of light butter, kosher salt, black pepper, cooking spray, and heavy-duty foil. Ignore the olive oil! My head must not have been screwed on tight when I was snapping the ingredient photo!
The original recipe calls for you to make a pan out of foil and then spray it with cooking spray. I made my foil pan, but put the foil pan on a cookie sheet. I was scared the foil would break or bend when I removed the chops from the oven. You can try to just use the foil “pan” or place it on a cookie sheet like I did! Just layer up 2 pieces of heavy-duty foil and then bend the edges up. Spray it with cooking spray and set aside (on a cookie sheet!).
Preheat the broiler. Begin by cutting one garlic clove in half and rubbing it all over the surface of one of the chops. Use the other half for the other side of the chop. Repeat this process with another garlic clove and the other pork chop. Once the pork chops have been rubbed with garlic, make a small slit in the center of both pork chops. Cut the 3rd and final clove of garlic in half and place one half in each slit.
Follow the garlic with a liberal sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper on both sides of each chop. After this step, evenly distribute the dried rosemary, dried thyme, and dried oregano on both sides of the pork chops. You should use 1/4 teaspoon of each herb per side of each pork chop. Place the pork chops on your foil pan.
Finally, place the pork chops under the broiler, about 4 inches away from the heat. Let them cook for 5 minutes and them remove them to quickly flip.
Flip the pork chops and place them back under the broiler. Broil for 3-5 more minutes, until pork is cooked through or has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Place the pork on plates, removing the garlic cloves if desired. I removed Chris’ per his request, but left mine in. Just depends on how fond you are of garlic! Pour the remaining juices in the foil over the pork chops and serve!
These were so wonderful and will be made again in my kitchen soon! I served mine with a Israeli Couscous and Grape Tomato Salad which will be posted soon. Any vegetable side would be great though! Maybe some Summer Vegetable Pie? Let me know if y’all like these, and if you were braver than me and had success with just a pan made of foil!
Instant Seduction Pork Chops
Adapted from 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know
2 bone-in 3/4 in. pork loin chops
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. light butter
Begin by making a foil pan from two pieces of heavy-duty foil. Simply line up two pieces of foil and bend the edges up. Spray your foil pan with cooking spray (and place it on a cookie sheet if desired). Preheat the broiler.
Slice a garlic clove in half and rub one half all over one side of a pork chop. Rub the other half on the other side, and repeat this process with another clove and the other pork chop. Make a small slit in the center of each pork chop. Cut the 3rd and final garlic clove in half and place one half in each slit.
Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with kosher salt and black pepper. Follow this step with an even distribution of the dried rosemary, dried thyme, and dried oregano. You should use 1/4 tsp. of each herb per side of each pork chop.
Place the pork chops on the foil pan and top with the butter, 1 tsp. of butter on each chop. Place the pan under the broiler about 4 inches from the heat. Allow the pork chops to cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, flip, and place them back under the broiler. Broil the pork chops for 3-5 more minutes, until they are cooked through or have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Remove the pork chops to plates and remove the garlic cloves, if desired. Pour the extra juice from the foil over top of the pork chops and serve.