Happy, Happy New Year! I sure hope this finds every single one of you that read this (Hi, Mom!) well into the the new year. I really enjoy the new year, because I like the idea of a fresh start after the busy and craziness that the holiday brings. Perfect time to find a new routine after no routine!
I’m so excited for 2018, I have a lot of intentions and this blog is one of the big ones for me. I really want to advance and grow the blog more this year.
I have a ton of ideas, and it’ll slowly start happening. Looking forward to sharing more and more stuff with you! Hopefully, you look forward to that as well.
On to this recipe. It’s so damn simple. But so swoon worthy…
Sometimes the simple meals really are the best. Mix up a salad or cook some veggies to serve along side and you’ve got yourself a healthy, easy, budget friendly dinner.
The flavors of fresh lemon zest, and lemon juice can elevate any meal. If you’re every feeling blah about your food, add some citrus and it’ll pop. Don’t ever be afraid of a little zest. In your food or your life.
One of the things that I really want to focus on for the blog, is the fact that a lot of times I won’t post a recipe because it’s to simple to me. But I put it on Instagram and it’s the most liked and people ask for the recipe.
It makes me realize that while cooking and throwing stuff together is second nature to me, where I don’t even need a recipe. That it’s not the case for a lot of people. So for you, hesitant chefs I’m going to do a better job bringing you the simple dishes, easy ‘fancy’ dishes, and always the flavor of a high class meal.
Because I want you to feel the joy of your family wow-ing at the dinner table, wondering how the hell you did that. And you know it was actually easy. It’ll be our secret. 🙂
Happy Cooking & Happy New Year – Maria
- 4 bone in pork chops
- 2-3 tbsp ghee or olive oil or avocado oil
- zest of one lemon
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- lemon quarters
Mix the lemon zest, salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried thyme in a small bowl.
wash and pat dry the pork chops, then rub the seasoning mix onto both sides very well.
heat the cooking fat of your choice in a skillet or grill pan over med high heat.
once the pan is hot, add the pork chops in and reduce heat to medium. Cook for about 5 minutes (these weren't very thick, if using thick cooking time will increase).
Flip and continue cooking on the other side for 5 to 7 minutes depending on the thickness.
Remove to a platter and squeeze lemon juice over the top. Serve and enjoy!