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Smoked Paprika Pork Chops with Bell Pepper and Corn Relish

This pork recipe is pretty simple to make, and it’s pretty tasty, but it wasn’t too special. It fit the bill for a quick weeknight meal, and that’s exactly what I needed.

Smoked Paprika Pork Chops with Bell Pepper and Corn Relish
Cooking Light April 2005

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup prechopped red onion
2 teaspoons bottled minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (15.5-ounce) can no salt-added whole kernel corn, drained
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika
4 (4-ounce) center-cut boneless pork loin chops, trimmed
Cooking spray

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add red onion and ginger; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add chopped red bell pepper, ground coriander, dried thyme, and corn; cook 3 minutes or until the bell pepper is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cider vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Spoon relish into a bowl.

Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and paprika; sprinkle evenly over pork. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with relish.

Amount per serving
Calories: 263
Calories from fat: 30%
Fat: 8.9g
Saturated fat: 2.5g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
Protein: 27.2g
Carbohydrate: 19.8g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 62mg
Iron: 1.6mg
Sodium: 508mg
Calcium: 39mg

Big Flavors Rating: 3 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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