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Crockpot Lemon Pork Chops

I am pleased to say that I finally got to use my new cookbook that I purchased a few weeks ago from my favorite bookstore Barnes & Noble. Lol, If I could, I would spend hours upon hours reading books while drinking coffee at the store. Here are a few of my most-liked subjects dogs, horses, history and my newest one cooking. 

Anyway back to the original subject lol

The first recipe I chose to cook from my cookbook were these delicious pork chops that are zesty with a touch of sweetness. My family loved them 🙂  Tonight’s side dish was: Broccoli can taste delicious.

Crockpot Lemon Pork Chops

Ingredients

1 onion, sliced

4-6 pork chops, rinsed, pat dry

2 lemons, juiced

1/4 C. brown sugar

1/4 C. ketchup

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions

Use a four-quart stoneware. Separate the onion rings and place them into your crockpot. Place the meat on top. in a small mixing bowl, combine the lemon juice, sugar, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Pour the sauce evenly over the chops. Cover and cook on low for five to six hours or high for three to four hours.

Source 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

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Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon

Since I’ve graduated from a beginner to an intermediate cook just within the past couple of months, I occasionally have found myself wanting to experiment with individual recipes and their ingredients and adding a new one or two to change the recipe up a bit. So, tonight I had the pleasure of doing a little bit of experimenting with this Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon recipe by using freshly squeezed lemon juice from half of a lemon as one of the ingredients. And yes, of course, it worked out perfect! 🙂 I enjoy this fish because it’s incredibly easy to prepare, light, flaky and full of flavor. It only takes 10 minutes to bake this dish. 

What is your favorite type of fish? Why? Share with me in the comments below.

Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon

Ingredients

3 oz. Butter
1 tsp. Salt
Zest of 1 Lemon + freshly squeezed lemon juice from half of a lemon
1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Dill weed 
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/4 tsp White or Black Pepper
4 Salmon Fillets, about 4-5 oz. each

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

1. Place all ingredients except for salmon in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Stir until combined and set aside.

2. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and or foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Rinse and pat dry salmon. Then place the salmon fillet on lined baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, coat the salmon with the lemon herb butter, evenly spreading it over the tops of each fillet. 

 

3. Bake in the preheated oven and put it top or second to top rack for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

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Optional: The fish can be broiled on medium/high on the second to top rack for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. This method will give you a bit more crunchy, caramelized crust.

 

Recipe adapted from My natural family