July Recipes

Cast Iron Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops

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A Cast Iron Skillet of Cilantro Lime Pork Chops
Hands On:
40 minutes
Total Time:
80 minutes


  • 4 (8-oz. each) America's Cut pork loin boneless chops, 1¼-inch thick
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped and divided; plus additional for garnish
  • 4 tbsp Gustare Vita extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp lime zest, divided
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice, divided
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced and divided
  • ½ tsp Hy-Vee crushed red pepper, divided
  • ½ cup Hy-Vee unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee black pepper, coarsely ground
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
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Place pork chops in large resealable plastic bag. Combine ¼ cup cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon garlic, and ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper in small bowl. Add mixture to pork chops in bag; seal bag. Gently massage mixture on pork chops to evenly coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
Combine butter; remaining ¼ cup cilantro, 1 teaspoon lime zest, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon garlic, and ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper; salt and black pepper. Set butter mixture aside.
Preheat a charcoal or gas grill with greased grill rack for direct cooking over high heat (400°). Place a 12-inch cast iron skillet on grill rack; preheat 10 minutes.
Remove pork chops from marinade; discard marinade. Add pork chops to skillet. Cook 4 minutes, turning halfway through. Add half of butter mixture. Continue cooking pork chops 6 to 9 minutes or until pork chops reach 145°, basting frequently with butter mixture. Remove skillet from grill. Loosely cover skillet with foil and let chops rest 3 minutes.
To serve, top chops with remaining butter mixture. Garnish with lime wedges and additional cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 42g 54%
Saturated Fat: 18g
Trans Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 205mg 68%
Sodium: 390mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate: 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 0g 0%
Protein: 52g 104%

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