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Spicy Cumin Pork with Chili-Buttered Corn

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Spicy Cumin Pork with Chili-Buttered Corn
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Chili-buttered corn provides a simple addition to these delicious pork chops that are ready in 30 minutes - perfect for dinner.

Ingredients

4
medium ears fresh corn, halved*
1
tablespoon margarine or butter, softened
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons fresh lime juice
1
teaspoon cumin
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
4
(4-oz.) boneless pork loin chops, butterflied**
Fresh lime wedges

Directions

  • 1 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, bring 2 quarts (8 cups) water to a boil. Add corn; return to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 11 minutes or until tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine margarine, chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon of the ground red pepper, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, and lime juice; blend well. Set aside.
  • 3 In another small bowl, combine cumin, thyme, remaining 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; mix thoroughly. Rub mixture evenly on both sides of pork chops.
  • 4 Generously spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over high heat for 1 minute. Add pork; cook 2 minutes. Turn pork; reduce heat to medium-high. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.
  • 5 To serve, place pork in center of serving platter. Arrange ears of corn around pork. Spoon margarine mixture onto corn. Garnish platter with lime wedges.
Tips  

* One package (4 ears) frozen ears corn-on-the-cob can be substituted for fresh corn. Cook as directed on package. ** To butterfly pork chops, starting at long side of chop, cut chop in half horizontally, cutting almost but not completely through. Open chop and flatten to resemble butterfly shape.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
)
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
19g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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