Herb Pork Chops with Caramelized Shallots

I had to adapt this Cooking Light recipe a little bit to suit what I had on hand.  The pork turned out tender, juicy, and so flavorful.  I really loved the herb flavor on the pork and the caramelized shallots added right before serving.  The original recipe said to mix shallots and butter together then add some to the cooked pork by my shallots were much too strong so I caramelized them instead.  The pork was a big hit with everyone and we gobbled it right up.

Combine the olive oil, chopped chives, thyme, and parsley together with the minced garlic.  Mix well.  Season each side of the pork shop with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Next, rub each side of the pork chops evenly with the herb mixture.  Set aside for 15 minutes for the meat to come to room temperature.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat then coat with cooking spray.  Once the pan is HOT, add the pork chops then cook for 6-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through and has reached the internal temperature of at least 145-150 degrees.  Remove the pork from the pan and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat.  Add the butter, lemon zest, and shallots.  Cook, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes or until caramelized.  Serve a bit of shallots on each pork chop before serving.  Enjoy.

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Herb Pork Chops with Caramelized Shallots

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp fresh chives, chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 bone in pork chops
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 tbsp butter
1 small shallot, minced
1/4 tsp grated lemon zest

Directions:

Combine the olive oil, chopped chives, thyme, and parsley together with the minced garlic. Mix well. Season each side of the pork shop with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Next, rub each side of the pork chops evenly with the herb mixture. Set aside for 15 minutes for the meat to come to room temperature.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat then coat with cooking spray. Once the pan is HOT, add the pork chops then cook for 6-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through and has reached the internal temperature of at least 145-150 degrees. Remove the pork from the pan and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, lemon zest, and shallots. Cook, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes or until caramelized. Serve a bit of shallots on each pork chop before serving. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light

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28 Responses to “Herb Pork Chops with Caramelized Shallots”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 19, 2012 @ 12:31 am

    It’s been a while since I had some pork chops! Will have to put this on my dinner menu for this week. Oh and those caramelized shallots sound divine!

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    Blond Duck — March 19, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    I’ve never tried pork chops like this!

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    Christine, TheKitchenGeeks — March 19, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    Lemon zest makes everything better. Sounds delicious! Cooked right, I almost prefer pork to beef.

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    Kim in MD — March 19, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    This looks delicious, and I love that you carmelized the shallots!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — March 19, 2012 @ 5:28 am

    Those chops look amazing! I’d have one right now if I could!!!

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    Real Food Runner — March 19, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    This looks so yummy! I love how you cook with fresh ingredients.

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    Martha — March 19, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Those sound/look wonderful! I love the flavor of shallots. I’m sure the caramelized ones are fabulous!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 19, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    Such a mouthwatering bunch of pork chops, Pam! They look so good, and I love your simple use of herbs, butter and lemon. Great idea!

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    Ailyn — March 19, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Great and very easy recipe…thank you!

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    Nathan — March 19, 2012 @ 9:29 am

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    Spread the word to your friends. The more the merrier! Thanks.

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    Carmen Rosa — March 19, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Those chops look amazing!!!!

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    Susan — March 19, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Oh what a perfect first grill of the season meal! We’ve just taken the grillout of the garage for the season … time to clean it up and get going !

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    Pam — March 19, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Shallots make everything better and your pork chops look delicious, Pam! I love Cooking Light and was looking through the latest issue a minute ago.

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    grace — March 19, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    i just got 10 of your posts deposited into my reader! this one’s notably special because caramelized shallots are AMAZING. i missed you and your delicious meals. :)

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    Melissa@IWasBornToCook — March 19, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    I’m always looking for new ideas when it comes to pork chops – we love them in this house. These look delicious!

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    teresa — March 19, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    you had me at caramelized shallots, delicious!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — March 19, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    I always make my pork chops the same boring way. This recipe sounds delicious, I will try it the next time I make pork chops.
    Pam, please stop by my blog, I have an award for you.

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    Joanne — March 19, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Did you say caramelized shallots?!?!? That sounds so delicious!

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    Marjie — March 19, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    Lemon flavoring for the pork is very unusual, and sounds great!

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    Chelsea — March 19, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love the herb rub on this! This is absolutely one of my favorite flavor profiles.

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    simmy — March 19, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    looks delicious indeed

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    secondi | Pearltrees — March 21, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    [...] I had to adapt this Cooking Light recipe a little bit to suit what I had on hand. For the Love of Cooking » Herb Pork Chops with Caramelized Shallots [...]

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    Chris — March 23, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    So you know the name of your pig was Herb? (ha ha)
    I’d love to do this on the grill with a cast iron skillet! It looks delicious, Pam.

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    life is a shoe — March 24, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

    wow this looks mouthwatering…cant wait to try this recipe out!

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    Susan — March 26, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    Pam … made these pork chops the other evening and they were awesome! Loved the lemon shallot butter over them … so simple but such a lot of flavour!

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    Jenny — March 30, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    This is great. It’s hard to find chives where I live, but once you find them you can cook this amazing pork. It’s simply mouthwatering!

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    Robin Noreblom — May 2, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    I’m looking for tasty recipes to grill. I think this one will work great :)

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    inessa — July 20, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    This looks delicious

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