Teriyaki Pork Chops with Pineapple and Peppers
This traditional Asian pork dish served with rice and edamame is both sweet and spicy.
- 3 cups chicken stock, divided
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 cup white rice
- 1 cup shelled edamame
- 1 small bunch scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths
- 4 thick-cut (1 1/2 inches thick) boneless pork shoulder chops
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 ripe pineapple, cut into chunks
- 2 red, orange or green bell peppers, cut into bite-size chunks
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce or reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
- Juice of 2 limes
- 3 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
- One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced crosswise
In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups chicken stock and 1 tablespoon oil to a boil. Stir in the rice and edamame and return to a boil, then cover the pot, lower the heat and simmer until the rice is cooked through, 15-18 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the scallions.
While the rice is working, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil, one turn of the pan, over high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Add the pork chops to the skillet and cook, turning once, until just done, 7-8 minutes. Transfer the chops to a plate.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, one turn of the pan, to the skillet. Add the pineapple, bell peppers and jalapeño pepper and cook until crisp-tender and the pineapple is browning at the edges, 3-4 minutes. Transfer the peppers and pineapple to the pork plate.
Lower the heat under the skillet to medium-high and add the remaining 1 cup chicken stock, teriyaki sauce, lime juice, honey and ginger. Cook until reduced by about half, about 5 minutes. Add the pork mixture, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with the scallion rice.
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