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Grecian Delight, Simple Pork Chops with Luscious Garlic Butter

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This Grecian Delight: Simple Pork Chops with Luscious Garlic Butter are not for the faint-hearted. Grecian pork chops embody the Mediterranean spirit, seamlessly blending the rich flavors of garlic butter with the tender succulence of pork.

Introduction to Grecian Pork Chops with Luscious Garlic Butter

Grecian pork chops embody the Mediterranean spirit, seamlessly blending the rich flavors of garlic butter with the tender succulence of pork. This culinary pairing not only delights the palate but also offers a dish that is both uncomplicated for a casual dinner and refined enough for celebratory occasions.

The main points to remember about this Simple Pork Chops with Luscious Garlic Butter dish:

  • Combines Mediterranean flavors with easy cooking methods.
  • Garlic butter enhances the pork’s natural succulence.
  • Ideal for both everyday meals and special gatherings.
Unleash Your Inner Greek with Grecian Delight’s Simple Pork Chops with Garlic Butter

Ingredients Breakdown for these Grecian Pork Chops with Luscious Garlic Butter

  • 4 bone-in Pork Chop cuts, embodying the dish’s base with their rich texture.
  • 1 cup Butter, softened to blend seamlessly with garlic for a rich sauce.
  • 2-3 tsp Minced Garlic in Olive Oil: the core flavor enhancer, providing a Mediterranean aroma.
  • 2 tsp Parmesan Cheese for the chops and ½ cup for potatoes, introducing a nutty, salty dimension.
  • Spices: Salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano, each adding layers of depth to the meat and sides.
  • Olive Oil & Lemon Juice: For marinade and dressing, offering a citrusy, smooth undertone.
  • 4 large Potatoes, serving as a hearty, comforting side.
  • 1 ¼ cup Vegetable or Chicken Stock, infusing the potatoes with moisture and flavor.
  • Freshly chopped Parsley for a garnish, introducing a burst of color and freshness.

Mastering the Pork Chops

Start with pork chops at room temperature and ensure they’re dry. Mix spices, olive oil, and lemon juice, then thoroughly rub the mixture onto each chop. Choose between grilling or air-frying; either works fine. Grilling might require flipping every few minutes, while air-frying could take about 12 minutes. Adjust cooking times and methods to achieve the perfect doneness.

Creating the Perfect Sides: Grecian Potatoes

Begin by mixing the selected spices in a bowl. Next, coat the potato wedges evenly and arrange them in a greased baking dish. Whisk garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and stock together, pouring this mixture over the potatoes. Cover with foil and bake at 200 degrees C for 40 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with Parmesan, and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving to enhance flavor.

Serving and Presentation Tips for Grecian Pork Chops with Luscious Garlic Butter

Plating is key for an inviting presentation. Arrange the pork chops and Grecian potatoes on a plate with care. Garnish generously with parsley and a light sprinkle of Parmesan to add visual appeal and taste. To complete the Mediterranean experience, serve alongside a fresh salad and pour a glass of crisp white wine, elevating the meal to a new level of enjoyment.

Ready, Set, Feast!

Dive into the kitchen and embark on a culinary journey with these Grecian pork chops drenched in melted garlic butter. The joy of crafting a dish imbued with such vibrant flavors and inviting aromas is unmatched, especially when shared with those you cherish. This recipe, simple yet elegant, promises to transport you and your loved ones to the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean. Gather your ingredients and let this mouthwatering dish be a bridge to delightful dining experiences.

These Simple Grecian Pork Chops with Melted Garlic Butter are not for the faint-hearted as it decadently smothered in garlic and butter. Served with Grecian potatoes and Greek salad (not featured) and fresh rolls to mop up the buttery goodness.

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Grecian Delight, Simple Pork Chops with Luscious Garlic Butter

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

Can’t resist a mouthwatering dish? Try our Grecian Pork Chops with Melted Garlic Butter! This succulent, flavor-packed dish is perfect for any meal.


Ingredients

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Pork chops

Ingredients for spice rub for Grecian potatoes

  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled, washed, cut into wedges
  • 8 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup parsley, roughly chopped

Instructions

Chops

  1. Make sure pork chops are patted dry and are at room temperature.
  2. Mix spices in a bowl and add olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Rub over chops on both sides.
  4. Set aside as long as possible.
  5. Place pork chops on a hot grill and turn each side every few minutes until the desired temperature. (I air-fried for 12 minutes turning halfway).
  6. In a saucepan melt butter until foamy, then add garlic and olive oil and pour over generously over pork chops
  7. Serve immediately garnished with parsley

Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix spices. Set aside.
  3. Place potato wedges in a large lightly oiled baking dish and sprinkle with the spice mix.
  4. Toss potatoes together briefly to evenly distribute spices.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together chopped garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and stock.
  6. Pour into the baking dish with potatoes.
  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the oven for 40 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chop with 1 potato
  • Calories: 1253
  • Sugar: 5.7 g
  • Sodium: 1477.3 mg
  • Fat: 81.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 37.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.6 g
  • Fiber: 10.2 g
  • Protein: 69 g
  • Cholesterol: 301.4 mg
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