Loni Love's third course, Southern Comfort Glazed Baby Back Ribs and Cast Iron Pork Chops with Nectarine Pico de Gallo Served with Pimiento Cheese Creamed Corn, is displayed, as seen on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Season 9.
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Cast-Iron Pork Chops with Nectarine Pico de Gallo

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the chops with some seafood seasoning, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with some fresh thyme. Let hang out to absorb flavors.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the nectarines, onions, Fresno chiles, lemon zest and juice, jalapenos, sugar and some garlic chives. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside
  4. Place the chops in the skillet and brown on both sides, 6 to 7 minutes total. Transfer the chops to a half baking sheet and place in the oven to finish cooking, 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly pink in the middle.
  5. Serve the chops with the pico de gallo.