Miso Pork Chops with Bok Choy & Marinated Apple

Miso Pork Chops

with Bok Choy & Marinated Apple

30 MIN
4 Servings
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    In this dish, simple additions elevate a classic combination of pork and rice. To complement the rich pork, you’ll make an easy pan sauce with butter, white miso paste, and citrusy ponzu—perfectly balanced by a topping of sweet grated apple marinated with bright mirin.
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    Miso Pork Chops with Bok Choy & Marinated Apple
    Title
    • 4 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops
    • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice
    • 1 Apple
    • 15 oz Baby Bok Choy
    • 2 Tbsps Butter
    • 3 Tbsps Sweet White Miso Paste
    • 2 Tbsps Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce
    • 1 Tbsp Mirin (Salted Cooking Wine)
    • ⅓ cup Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
    Prepare the ingredients & marinate the apple
    1 Prepare the ingredients & marinate the apple

    Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. In a bowl, whisk together the miso paste, ponzu sauce, and 1/2 cup of water until smooth. Grate the apple on the large side of a box grater, discarding the core. Place in a separate bowl; add the mirin and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes.   

    Cook the rice
    2 Cook the rice

    Meanwhile, in a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Cover to keep warm.  

    Cook the bok choy
    3 Cook the bok choy

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the sautéed aromatics on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

    Cook the pork
    4 Cook the pork

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

    Make the sauce
    5 Make the sauce

    Add the miso-ponzu mixture to the pan of reserved fond (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Stir in the butter until melted and combined.  

    Finish the rice & serve your dish
    6 Finish the rice & serve your dish

    Add the cooked bok choy to the pot of cooked rice; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the finished rice topped with the sliced pork, sauce, and marinated apple (discarding any liquid). Enjoy! 

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    Prepare the ingredients & marinate the apple
    1 Prepare the ingredients & marinate the apple

    Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; roughly chop. In a bowl, whisk together the miso paste, ponzu sauce, and 1/2 cup of water until smooth. Grate the apple on the large side of a box grater, discarding the core. Place in a separate bowl; add the mirin and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes.   

    2 Cook the rice

    Meanwhile, in a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Cover to keep warm.  

    Cook the rice
    Cook the bok choy
    3 Cook the bok choy

    Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the sautéed aromatics on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

    4 Cook the pork

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F.

    Cook the pork
    Make the sauce
    5 Make the sauce

    Add the miso-ponzu mixture to the pan of reserved fond (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Stir in the butter until melted and combined.  

    6 Finish the rice & serve your dish

    Add the cooked bok choy to the pot of cooked rice; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the finished rice topped with the sliced pork, sauce, and marinated apple (discarding any liquid). Enjoy! 

    Finish the rice & serve your dish
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