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Asian Marinated Pork Chops

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"Pork chops are incredibly versatile and quick for weeknight cooking. The pork takes on the sweet and savory notes of the marinade quickly, and the fresh ingredients in the salad dressed with a sweet and spicy Asian-style vinaigrette create a cool counterpoint." - Melissa d’Arabian

50MIN

Total Cooking Time

15

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
2
Serves 2
2 Tbsp
2
Boneless Pork Chops
1 tsp
Tamari Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
1
Shallot
2
Mini Cucumber
1
Scallion
3 cloves
1/2 Tbsp
Sesame Oil
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Rice Vinegar
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Directions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 2
Peel the Fresh Ginger (2 Tbsp) using a peeler or a spoon to scrape off the skin. Mince and place in a food processor.
Step 3
Add Garlic (3 cloves) to the food processor.
Step 4
Zest only 2 teaspoons of Orange (1) into the food processor. Juice the whole orange into a small bowl, removing any seeds, and add to processor.
Step 5
Peel and cut the Carrots (1/2 cup) into matchsticks.
Step 6
To the processor, add Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) , Brown Sugar (2 Tbsp) , 1/2 of the Rice Vinegar (1/4 cup) , Sesame Oil (1/2 Tbsp) , and 1/2 of the Sriracha (2 Tbsp) . Process for 15 seconds or until smooth.
Step 7
Pat dry the Boneless Pork Chops (2) with paper towels and place in a medium bowl.
Step 8
Pour ONLY half of the marinade over the chops and toss to coat. Refrigerate.
Step 9
Pour remaining marinade into a small saucepot and hold.
Step 10
Cut Mini Cucumber (2) into 1/4 inch rounds; place into a second medium bowl.
Step 11
Mince the Shallot (1) and add to bowl.
Step 12
Remove leave from fresh Fresh Cilantro (3 Tbsp) discard stems. Chop 1/2 of the leaves and add to the bowl. Save the other 1/2 of the leaves for garnish.
Step 13
Add matchstick carrots to the bowl; hold.
Step 14
Slice the Scallion (1) thinly on the bias and hold for garnish.
Step 15
In the small bowl, mix together the remaining rice wine vinegar, sriracha and Tamari Soy Sauce (1 tsp) until well combined.
Step 16
Drizzle the dressing over the cucumber mixture, and toss. Hold for plating.
Step 17
Heat Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat. Remove the pork chops from the marinade and add to the hot pan. Sear on one side for 2 minutes. Turn over; cook for 2 minutes
Step 18
Place pan in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 19
Meanwhile, heat the reserved marinade in the small saucepot over medium heat for 5 minutes. Hold for plating.
Step 20
Cut the pork chops into 1/4 inch slices. Place the salad in the center of two plates. Fan out the pork slices on top. Garnish with the remaining cilantro and the green onions. Serve and enjoy!

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