Are you looking for something a little different for your St. Patrick's Day Celebration from the standard corned beef and cabbage? But, you still want a nod to tradition. Then try my Lemon-Parsley Pork Chops with Cabbage & Apples.
The zesty lemon-parsley marinade pairs perfectly with thin-cut pork chops and makes them so juicy and tender. You could also sub chicken if you need a pork substitute. Holiday bonus: green parsley for good luck!
St. Patrick's Day wouldn't be complete without cabbage! I suggest making extra cabbage & apples for breakfast the next day. Serve with sausage and fried eggs – the perfect post-holiday brekkie!
Lemon-Parsley Pork Chops with Cabbage & Apples
Lemon Parsley Pork Chops
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 c olive oil
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 4 thin-cut, bone-in pork chops
- S&P, to taste
Cabbage & Apples
- 1 head purple cabbage
- 2 granny smith apples
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar optional
- 1 tsp butter or ghee
- S&P, to taste
For the Pork Chops:
- Make marinade by blending the following until parsley is chopped: juice of 2 lemons, 1/2c olive oil, large handful of fresh parsley, 1tsp salt **Note: don't go to far or parsley will become bitter.
- Marinate pork chops in marinade for ~30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Pre-heat oven to 425 F
- Remove pork chops from marinade and place on baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for ~12-15 minutes depending on thickness, or until internal temperature reaches 150 F
For the Cabbage & Apples:
- Chop cabbage into thin 2” strips (can also use a food processor attachment for this).
- Chop 2 granny smith apples into bite-sized pieces.
- Heat 1tsp butter (OR ghee or coconut oil) over med heat & place chopped apple and cabbage in pan. Season with S&P and add a splash of apple cider vinegar, optional, to taste.
- Cover and cook over medium heat for ~25-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove lid and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes of cooking.
I hope you give my Lemon-Parsley Pork Chops with Cabbage & Apples a try this St. Patrick's Day – or anytime of year for that matter! Let me know if you give this tasty dish a try in the comments below or give us a shout out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Find us in all 3 places as @prepdish!