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Pork Chops with Aminos Butter
and zucchini / cauliflower rice

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

Aminos lime butter has become a community favorite and it is the real star in this meal that was first featured in 2018.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Grilled Pork Chops with Zucchini:
  • Cauliflower florets - 12 oz
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Zucchini - 1 lb, sliced into spears
  • Pork chops, boneless - 4
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Foil - for cooking
Aminos Lime Butter:
  • Green onions (opt) - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Butter, unsalted - 4 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Cauliflower rice - Pulse florets in a food processor until broken up into ‘rice’-sized bits. Cook rice in one of two ways: 1) Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes and then fold in butter (portion for pork). Season with some salt and pepper; or 2) Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add butter (portion for pork). Saute cauliflower in heated butter for ~5 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Green onions (if using) - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make aminos lime butter - Soften butter (portion for butter) in microwave for ~10 seconds. Mash in aminos (portion for butter), lime juice, and green onions. If you like spice, add in a few drops of your favorite hot sauce (not on ingredient list). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Zucchini - Slice zucchini into long spears. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Pork - Season pork with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  6. Marinate zucchini - Whisk together garlic, oil, aminos (portion for pork / zucchini), and ground coriander. Combine with zucchini (in a plastic bag or baking dish). Marinate for 20 minutes. (If using a grill, get grill heating while zucchini marinates.)

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Make

  1. If making pork on grill: Preheat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Sear zucchini (discard marinade) over direct heat. Transfer to indirect heat and allow to cook until tender, turning every few minutes. While zucchini cooks, place pork chops over direct heat. Sear for ~3 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Move pork to indirect heat. Close cover and cook pork chops for another 3 to 8 minutes (depends on thickness), until they reach 145F / 63C degrees. Zucchini and pork should finish cooking at around the same time. Transfer pork to a cutting board and cover with some foil.
  2. If making pork on stovetop: Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some oil and add pork chops. Sear pork chops on both sides for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil, and cook for another 3 to 6 minutes (depends on thickness), until they reach 145F / 63C degrees. Transfer pork to a cutting board and cover with some foil. While pork rests, sear zucchini on all sides (discard marinade) until tender, ~6 minutes total.
  3. Let pork rest, covered, for 5 minutes and then slice against the grain.
  4. Reheat cauliflower rice if made ahead.
  5. Enjoy pork over cauliflower rice with zucchini on the side. Serve aminos lime butter over everything.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (7)

22 reviews

The butter is always amazing. We love this dish

By: Kimberly
Posted: Jan 31, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Made with pork tenderloin and grilled. Miso butter is good.

By: Cathleen
Posted: Jul 30, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

The miso butter was awesome; we doubled it and didn't regret it. Would have preferred something other than tofu, or at least tofu a little more fried.

By: Jenn
Posted: Aug 24, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This is a favorite, LOVE the miso butter. Could put it on anything. Seared pork on each side for 2-3 min, then 8 minutes in the oven. This article was helpful: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/38978/oven-baked-pork-chops/

By: Kristine
Posted: Aug 20, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So so in love with miso butter <3

By: Jenna
Posted: Aug 14, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really good! Hard to go wrong with miso butter. :)

By: Melissa
Posted: Aug 03, 2019
Diet: Original
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