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.