Monday, April 8, 2013

Thai Pork Chops

2 TBSP olive oil
4 pork chops (bone-in or boneless)
salt and pepper
1 large jalapeno - seeded and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves - finely chopped
2 TBSP fresh lime juice
*2 TBSP water (if needed)
1/4 cup fish sauce
4-5 tsp sugar (to suit taste)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro - chopped
1/4 cup roasted peanuts or cashews - chopped

Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper and arrange in hot pan. Cook 8-10 minutes, flipping once, until chops are cooked through. Remove to plate and cover.

Turn heat to medium; add lime juice, jalapeno and garlic and cook until tender (add the water if the pan starts to look a little dry). Stir in fish sauce and sugar - bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute.

Pour over pork chops and sprinkle with cilantro and chopped nuts.

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