Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lemon Hazelnut Pork Chops

4 Boneless Pork Loin Chops (1/2" thick and trimmed)
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. finely chopped hazelnuts
4 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh grated lemon peel
Fresh Lemon slices to garnish

In a large saute pan over medium heat. Melt butter. Season chops on both sides with garlic salt and lemon pepper. Place chops in saute pan and brown until pork chops are tender. 5-7 minutes minutes per side. Remove chops to serving plate. Sprinkle with hazelnuts and set aside. 

Stir lemon juice into drippings in saute pan and heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Spoon over cooked chops and sprinkle with lemon peel. To serve, garnish cash chop with a fresh lemon slice. 

Serve with Rice Pilaf and Green Salad. 

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