Its no secret that one of my favorite ingredients in my pantry is sriracha sauce. Its spicy, flavorful and delicious. I would prefer to be putting it into a bow of pho than on this pork chop, but I’ll live. This was something I pretty much threw together, using various Asian ingredients and a quick kale recipe that I have only used on spinach and bok choy before now. It worked well and the kale was still fresh and a tad crispy.
You could easily transfer this to chicken or some other variety of pork. Anyway, all you need is fish sauce (I recommend the 3 crab brand), sriracha, soy sauce, garlic powder and Chinese 5 spice. Any Asian grocery store should have all of this, or a place like Wegmans Asian aisle. This dish was made just for me, so my estimates on measurements is for 1 portion. Feel free to increase for more.
Pork Marinade & Method
1 bone in pork chop
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
1/8 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
black pepper & white pepper, just a sprinkle of each
1 tablespoon cooking oil
In a small bowl mix ingredients expect pork chop. Add pork chop to bowl, and cover chop with sauce. Set aside and let marinate for at least 20 minutes, or as much as a few hours.
Preheat oven to 350
In a medium, oven safe skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Once oil is hot (you can test by letting a drop of water into your pan, if it sizzles and smokes, its hot), brown pork chop on each side for about 2-4 minutes, depending on thickness. Once browned, place in oven to finish, about 8 minutes.
Serve with rice or noodles and a side of Asian Kale. Enjoy!!
Ingredients (serves 2)
1 Small bunch of kale, large ribs removed and cut into small pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, or 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Wash kale and cut into small pieces. Add oil to a medium size skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger and shallots and cook about 3 minutes, until fragrant.
Add kale and cook about 3-5 minutes, or until soft. Remove from heat and top with soy sauce and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.