Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Sauce
Chili powder and cayenne pepper add a fiery kick to this orange sauce drizzled over pan-seared pork chops.
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Kosher or sea salt to taste
4 (1-inch) thick rib or loin pork chops (about 1/2 pound each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- In a shallow baking dish whisk together orange juice, black pepper, chili powder, paprika and cayenne.
- Season pork with salt and add to marinade, turning to coat, and marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
- Heat oil in a large skillet until hot; add pork and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 6 or 7 minutes each side. Transfer to serving platter and keep warm.
- Add reserved marinade to same skillet and heat until reduced in volume by half. Drizzle sauce over pork and sprinkle with cilantro.
Makes 4 servings.