Vietnamese-Spiced Pork Chops

Photography: Karry Hosford

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 25.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.2g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 491mg
  • Calcium: 42mg

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)

Preparation

  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.
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