Pork Chops with Citrus and Juniper Berries

Pork Chops with Citrus and Juniper Berries

  • Preparation 20 min
  • Cooking 25 min
  • Marinating 15 min
  • Servings 4

This sophisticated pork recipe could not be simpler. The real secret to its success is the thickness of the meat: We like ours cut about an inch thick so it takes on a nice pan-seared colour while staying perfectly tender throughout as it cooks. For that extra Italian flair (and to elevate flavour), we add orange zest, lemon, garlic, juniper berries, bay leaves, fresh parsley and a hit of honey to make a citrusy glaze that will have everyone licking their chops.

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  • Nut-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free

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Ingredients

  • Pork Chops

    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 tsp juniper berries
    • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
    • ½ tsp black peppercorns
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 orange, the grated zest only
    • 4 pork chops with the bone, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
  • Lemon Sauce

    • 3 slices lemon
    • 1 clove garlic, chopped
    • 6 tbsp (90 ml) olive oil
    • 1 cup (250 ml) chicken broth
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley
    • Salt and pepper

Preparation

  • Pork Chops

  • Lemon Sauce

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