Shichimi Togarashi Pork Chops with Spicy Greens
Spicy greens like arugula or mizuna complement the mild heat from the shichimi togarashi that coats these easy pork chops, but any mix of greens will work well. Grated Asian pears add a sweet note to this zippy salad. If you can't get your hands on them, firm unripe Anjou pears can easily take their place.
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 ingredients.
Sometimes labeled "Japanese 7 spice," shichimi togarashi is typically a blend of red chile peppers, Sichuan peppercorns, dried orange peel, sesame seeds, ground ginger, poppy seeds and nori. It adds mild to moderate heat to these pork chops. Look for it with other spices or Asian ingredients in well-stocked supermarkets or Asian markets.