It's a Keeper: Asian-Style Barbecue Pork Chops and Succotash

I was on a serious quest for something easy and healthy, preferably with a bunch of veggies. But, I also wasn't in the mood to do a whole bunch of searching around online. So, I headed over to the 30-Minute Meals section of the Every Day with Rachael Ray website and ran across Asian-Style Barbecue Pork Chops and Succotash.

My favorite part of this dish was the sucotash. My husband's favorite part was the hoisin sauce. Knowing that he tends to go heavy on the sauce, I picked the one at my grocery store that had the lowest amount of sugar. Otherwise, he would likely cancel out the beneficial effects of the lean pork and fresh veggies.

This was definitely a 30-minute meal, as the two-step preparation implies. I kept the amount of dirty dishes smaller by using one skillet for the whole thing. Here's the recipe with my comments in brackets:

Asian-Style Barbecue Pork Chops and Succotash
From Every Day with Rachael Ray
April 2007

4 center-cut boneless pork chops (about 1 3/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 tablespoon grill seasoning, such as McCormick Grill Mates Montreal steak seasoning
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
One 10-ounce box frozen corn
Coarsely chopped snow peas or sugar snap peas (a couple of generous handfuls)
4 scallions, chopped
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

1. Season the pork chops with the five-spice powder and grill seasoning. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add the chops and cook for 6 minutes on each side. Add 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, turning the chops to coat. Keep warm. [Serve more hoisin on the side for dipping.]

2. In another large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the corn, snow peas and scallions and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup hoisin sauce and the hot sauce. Serve alongside the chops.

Here are a few more pictures of how it turned out:


7 comments:

  1. Looks delish! I'm going to have to give it a try sometime -- I've never ever made pork chops before.

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  2. Great photos Madeline! I'll probably pass on the succotash, but the pork chops sounds delish!

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  3. Caitlyn- my parents made pork chops so much I thought I'd never eat them again. I still can't eat them with Shake N' Bake.

    Erin - come on! Veggies are good for you!

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  4. Looks pretty tasty! The Husband would like this one...

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  5. This looks great! I don't know how I missed seeing this one in the magazine.

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  6. this makes me want to start cooking right now! LOL!
    Maybe you can help me out with something…? I want to order all of my food online from now on because of various reasons, but I don’t know where to go for quality food. I have tried 2 companies so far, Fresh Dining, and and Celebrity Foods, but I wanna get others I can try out. Do you know of any? The main thing I’ve ordered so far is steak. I guess you can say, I’m a steak junkie. LOL!!! From what I have found out (from what I have ordered so far) I think I am able to regulate the quality of beef I buy. I hate going to a store and getting that crappy slab of beef that I have to cut down until there is like nothing left. Hahaha!!!! (its so true though) Anyhow, sorry that I made this comment so long. If you can help me out or point me in a direction where I might find more quality foods online, I would greatly appreciate it. Have a good day or night! (depending on when you read this) LOL!!!!

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  7. Leo,

    I wish I could tell you where to go, but I have no idea! I've only shopped online for specialty items, not for regular groceries. Anyone else have any suggestions?

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