2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 t coarse salt
1/4 t fresh ground pepper
1 T olive oil
4 pork chops
1 T canola oil
Stir together garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl. Rub the paste all over pork. Marinate overnight.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat canola oil in a large, heavy, oven-proof saute pan over medium-high heat. Add pork chops, and brown, about 2 1/2 minutes each side. Transfer pan to oven.
Roast pork chops, turning once, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees, about 10 minutes.
This was adapted from this recipe.