Pork Chops with Warm Lemon Vinaigrette


  • bone-in porkchops, 1″ thick
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic clove, minced
  • sprigs fresh thyme
  • lemon, cut into 1/4″ wheels
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut in half
  • 2 c. baby arugula
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat a large cast iron pan over high heat. Pat each pork chop dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper on all sides. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the pan and add two pork chops. Sear on high for 5 minutes on each side. Remove the pork chops to rest while you cook the last two pork chops.
  2. In the same pan, reduce heat to medium heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic, thyme, lemon wheels and 1/2 tsp salt. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until garlic is softened and lemons begin to brown. Add cold butter and allow to melt slowly to create a sauce.
  3. Serve pork chops with side of fresh arugula and drizzle sauce over pork chops and greens. Top with sprinkle of sea salt.

Recipe from delish.com

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Number of Servings: 4