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Vietnamese-Spiced Pork Chops

Photography: Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)
Smooth this homemade sweet-hot rub into the scored surface of the pork chops for a simple way to prepare this classic cut. Serve with rice.

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • Cooking spray
  • Sliced green onions (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 199
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 2.7 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 25.3 g
  • carbohydrate 9.2 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 491 mg
  • calcium 42 mg

How to Make It

  1. Lightly score a diamond pattern on both sides of pork. Combine sugar and next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic); rub evenly over pork.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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