Korean-Spiced Pork Chops & Slaw for Two

Korean-Spiced Pork Chops & Slaw for Two

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

Chili powder and garlic, both of which star in Korean cuisine, season grilled pork chops and a cool, tangy slaw in this recipe for two. If you can find Korean chili powder use it, otherwise traditional chili powder is just fine.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ teaspoon canola oil, divided
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 2 radishes, cut into matchsticks
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced into 2-inch lengths
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 bone-in pork chops, ½- ¾ inch thick (about 1 pound), trimmed


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  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Whisk vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil, ½ minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon chili powder, sugar, fish sauce (or soy sauce) and cayenne (if using) in a medium bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Add cabbage, radishes and scallions; toss to coat.
  3. Place the remaining minced garlic on a cutting board; sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder and salt. Mash into a paste with the side of a chef's knife. Combine the paste and the remaining ½ teaspoon oil in a small bowl. Rub both sides of pork chops with the paste.
  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the pork chops, turning once, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve the chops with the slaw.
  • Tip: Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pork chop & 1½ cups slaw
  • Per serving: 300 calories; 17 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 70 mcg folate; 66 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 2,031 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 84 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 387 mg sodium; 697 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (41% daily value), Vitamin C (35% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 1

August 02, 2017
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By: cjryder
I made it with the Korean chili powder and the flavor was awesome. The hubby and I both loved it and it is simple to make. I've made it quite often now. A definite keeper!
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