Moroccan-Seasoned Chops with Fruited Couscous
Light and fruity, this high-fiber recipe offers a flavorful dose of health benefits in only 15 minutes.
- 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 3/4 ground coriander
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp cayenne, (ground red pepper)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 10 oz box couscous
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 2 Tbs pine nuts
- cooking oil spray
- In small bowl combine cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne; rub mixture onto both sides of pork chops. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook chops, turning once, about 6 to 8 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F.
- Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to label directions, adding raisins, apricots and pine nuts to cooking water. Serve chops on top of couscous.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board
Serving Suggestion: Serve with sautéed broccoli for a complete meal.
Calories from Fat 61 (13%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Poly-Unsaturated Fat 2g
Mono-Unsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrate 69g
(19%)Dietary Fibre 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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