Ingredients

  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 Teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (ground red pepper)
  • 4 boneless pork chops (4 ounces each), 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Box (10 ounces) couscous
  • 1/2 Cup California raisins
  • 1/4 Cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 Tablespoons pine nuts

Procedure

In small bowl combine cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne; rub mixture onto both sides of pork chops. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook chops, turning once, about 6 to 8 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to label directions, adding raisins, apricots and pine nuts. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 620 (Calories from Fat 32%); Total Fat 22 ( Saturated Fat 7; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 60; Sodium 60; Potassium 685; Total Carbohydrate 77; Dietary Fiber 6; Sugars 20; Protein 27; Calcium 57; Iron 3;

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- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.