Caramelized Vietnamese pork chops with salad

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Serves

4

Caramelized Vietnamese pork chops with salad


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 finger chili or jalapeño , sliced
  • 8 fast-fry boneless pork chops , (425 g)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp canola oil , divided
  • 4 Campari tomatoes , cut into wedges
  • 3 mini cucumbers , thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  • COMBINE sugar, vinegar, fish sauce, garlic, lemon zest and jalapeno in a casserole dish, reserving 2 tbsp. Add pork and let stand at room temperature for 20 min, turning often.
  • WHISK reserved marinade mixture with 1 tbsp of the oil in a large bowl. Toss with tomatoes and cucumber.
  • HEAT 1 tbsp of the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add pork in 2 batches. Cook until no pink remains, 1 min per side. Transfer to a cutting board.
  • HEAT remaining 1/2 tbsp oil in a clean frying pan. Crack eggs into pan and cook until done to your liking. Slice chops and serve topped with an egg and salad.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 355,
  • Protein
  • 34 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g,
  • Fat
  • 17 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 816 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin B6