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Friday, February 22, 2013

Sesame Pork with Bok Choy


Here's a nice, simple way to prepare pork.  Sauce always makes the difference in a simple pan-fried meat dish.  This sweet and salty sauce is a great compliment to the pork and the bok choy.  

Here's what you need:



1 lb thin boneless pork chops or pork tenderloin
1/2 cup apple butter
3 tablespoons tamari (thicker, richer soy sauce)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced ginger
3 tablespooons sesame seeds
4-6 heads baby bok choy (or one large bok choy)



First add the apple butter into a small saucepan.



Add in the minced ginger, lemon juice and tamari.  Bring it to a gentle boil over medium heat and then simmer for about 5 minutes.  Keep warm.



If you're using a pork tenderloin you'll need to slice it into medallions   I used these thin pork chops instead.  Season the pork with salt and pepper.  



Sear the pork in a pan with a little oil.  These thin chops only take a few minutes per side.



Flip and brown the other side.



Remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.  



Rinse the bok choy in a colander and add it to the pan with a little water.  Steam, covered for about 3-4 minutes until wilted.  



Sprinkle the pork with toasted sesame seeds. 



Then drizzle the pork and bok choy with the sauce.



I served this with carrots roasted with salt and a little five spice powder.  A quick and easy meal that turned out great.  






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