Asian Pork Chops
with ginger miso pan sauce and broccoli stir-fry
Our meal plan service aims to save you time, so we sometimes feature connected meals. You'll be making a bold ginger miso dressing for tonight's dinner that also gets used tomorrow night to flavor up your ramen broth!
- Pork chops (bone in or out) - 1 1/2 lbs
- Chinese five spice powder (find in the spice or International aisle) - 1 Tbsp
- Sugar, light brown - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
- Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
- Red pepper flakes - 1/4 tsp
- Stock, chicken or vegetable - 1/2 cup
- Broccoli - 10 oz, florets
- Garlic - 3 cloves, sliced
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Cashews, roasted and unsalted - 1/2 cup
- Sesame seeds, white (opt) - 2 tsp
- Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 tsp
- Ginger, fresh - 1 Tbsp, grated
- Water - 4 Tbsp
- Vinegar, rice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Miso paste, white (sub any variety miso) - 4 Tbsp
- Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
- Sugar, light brown - 2 tsp
- Pork chops - Combine five spice, sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Cover pork chops in spice mix and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
- Sauce - Peel and grate ginger. Combine ginger, water, vinegar, miso, sesame oil and sugar. Puree sauce with an immersion or standing blender until smooth. Divide sauce in half and save the second half for Thursday's ramen. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Broccoli / Garlic - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some oil and then place pork chops on heated oil. Sear on each side for ~3 minutes. For thin pork chops, this should be enough heat to cook them through. If you’re using thicker pork chops, lower heat and cover with a piece of foil until pork reaches 145F (63C) degrees. When done, let pork rest, covered for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
- Return skillet to heat and add half the ginger miso sauce (remember to save the other half for Thursday) and stock to hot pan. Stir, scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pan until the sauce thickens a bit, ~2 minutes. Turn off the heat under the pan.
- While pork rests, heat a wok or a second skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil for broccoli. When oil begins to shimmer, add broccoli and a tablespoon of water (for 4 servings, adjust accordingly) and stir-fry until water steams off and broccoli is green and tender, ~4 minutes. Add garlic, cashews, sesame seeds and soy sauce and stir fry until garlic is fragrant, ~1 minute more.
- Slice pork and serve with ginger miso pan sauce over top (remember to save half the sauce for Thursday) and broccoli on the side. Enjoy!
I substituted the pork with chicken because I don't eat pork. Couldn't find miso paste anywhere so I substituted Korean soybean paste (different I know, but I figured the salty taste would be around the ballpark). The meal was okay, the 5 spice definitely would taste better on pork but overall not my favorite meal I've made so far. I was excited for the dressing but found out it wasn't really worth the effort in this dish. (Maybe due to no miso who knows). It was okay, but not great. Wouldn't bother making this again.0 Helpful
I subbed garlic powder (using much less) for the fresh on the veggies, and they turned out great. Instead of broccoli, used celery/carrots/zucchini/daikon radish and all were great. Kid loved the cashews in the veggies. Also subbed ground ginger in the sauce and had to use less miso because I ran out, but the sauce was still delicious!0 Helpful
I found that by my mistake the amount of brocoli needed to be more. and I also added rice to this..super yummy0 Helpful
If I made this again I'd skip the pan sauce, it didn't add anything to the meal. My grocery did not have miso, so I just left it out. Seemed like lots of ingredients and lots of steps for a weeknight.0 Helpful
It was a little spicy for my taste but my family really enjoyed it.0 Helpful
Best pork chop of my life. The seasoning, miso pan sauce, and side of stir-fried broccoli with cashews made for a perfectly conceived meal. Before making the recipe, I was skeptical about the pan-Asian fusion of flavors (spice mix = Chinese, miso = Japanese), but it turned out frickin' delicious, so that doesn't matter.0 Helpful