Pork Chops with Coriander-Cumin Spice Rub

Serves 2

1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon coriander
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pork chops, 3/4-inch-thick
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Combine cumin, coriander, garlic, and 1 tablespoon oil. Pat pork chops dry and season with salt and pepper. Rub spice mixture on both sides of chops.

Heat remaining tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook chops until just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Garnish with cilantro.

Note: this goes well with Creamy Polenta

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