Coriander and cumin pan-fried pork chops

    15 min

    This is an easy peasy recipe that benefits from loads of flavour. Quick enough for a midweek supper, yet unique and tasty enough for a dinner party. For something even more aromatic, toast and grind the spices yourself.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 boneless pork loin chops
    • ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Mix the salt, cumin, coriander, garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil to form a paste. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, and rub with the paste.
    2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook the pork chops about 5 minutes on each side, to an internal temperature of 70 degrees C.

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    I used rapeseed oil, other than that I didn't change anything. Very easy and extremely tasty way of cooking pork chops. I have tried the same coating on chicken legs and this is very tasty too  -  24 Nov 2013


    I love the combination of the spices the only thing I did different was omited the salt and marinated the chops overnight and then seasoned them before cooking; as the salt tends to draw out the moisture if you salt them overnight and they become dry.  -  12 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I knew I would love these chops, I just love coriander and cumin! I was concerned it would be too flavourful for my children...but they LOVED it too! I prepared them exactly as directed, even though I am leary of pan frying meat. Next time I may try it on the bbq. I wonder how this would work on a tenderloin...maybe I'll try that too! Thanks Darla!  -  10 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)