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Seared Pork Chops with Fresh Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes

4 Lean center-cut pork chops; (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lbs)
2 tb Fresh basil; chopped
1/4 c Sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Tomato juice
1/2 ts Cayenne pepper sauce; (ie: Tabasco)
1/2 c Water
1 ts Freshly ground black pepper


Trim and discard excess fat from chops.

In a large frying pan, Sear the chops. When the chops are browned on the outside, add the juice, water, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Cover tightly and simmer 15 minutes. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes. Add 1 tbsp of fresh basil, and continue to cook for 8 minutes. Add remaining basil and cook for 3 more minutes.

To serve, arrange the pork on a plate, and spoon some of the tomatoes and basil over it.


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