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Pork Chops with Thai Peanut Sauce

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We had some pork chops ready to cook in the fridge and Mark claimed that he wanted something with peanut sauce for dinner. I thought it might taste strange but these were definitely delicious! I added some peppers on top to give it a bit more color. I like this peanut sauce as a topping for pasta or to put on chicken or as a dipping sauce as well. We usually make extra peanut sauce to have a bit leftover. You can cook the chops any way you like but I’ll type my preferred method below.

Ingredients:

Pork Chops

  • 2-4 pork chops
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • parsley, roughly chopped
  • green onions, chopped

Thai Peanut Sauce

  • one 13.5 oz can of full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 oz (approximately ¼ cup) of Thai red curry paste
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water

 

Directions:

Pork chops

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Heat a bit of oil in a cast iron pan over high heat
  • Season both sides of the pork chops liberally with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Insert an oven thermometer (the kind where the cord goes into the oven and the meter sits outside) into the side of one of the chops
  • Put the pork chops in the hot pan and sear for 3 minutes.
  • Flip the pork chops over and place the whole pan directly in the oven. Cook until the meat thermometer reads 145 F
  • Take the pork chops out and place on a plate to rest for 5 min.
  • Drizzle with Peanut sauce, parsley, green onions, and chopped red bell pepper

Thai Peanut Sauce

  • Put everything into a medium heavy-bottomed pot and bring to a very gentle boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  • Let the mixture simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat; be careful not to let the mixture scorch at the bottom of the pot.
  • Take the pot off the heat, let the sauce cool down to room temperature (or slightly warmer).
  • You can store leftovers in the fridge for later.

Peanut sauce recipe from She Simmers

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