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Microwave Spiced Pork Chops

2 inch thick boneless loin pork chops, -- trimmed of fat
1 TB lime juice
2 TB chopped fresh cilantro
2 TB unsalted butter
1 ts minced garlic
1/3 c dried bread crumbs mixed with pn cayenne
1/4 ts ground cumin and 1/4 ts oregano and 1/4 ts salt

Rub pork chops with lime juice and coat with cilantro. In a microwavesafe pie plate microwave butter and garlic for 1 1/2 minutes or until it sizzles.

Dip pork chops in garlic butter, then in seasoned breading. Place in center of pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining seasoned breading, drizzle on butter. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on medium high for 6 minutes. Turn over and rotate and microwave, covered with waxed paper for 6 minutes longer or until center is no longer pink. Bread crumbs create moist topping. Serve with salsa or lime wedges. As a side dish, serve rice mixed with corn.

Yield: 2 servings

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