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We promised ourselves no more "open sesame" jokes in this space; it's beating a dead horse, a tired cliché, overdone and overwrought. Instead, let's just say that sesame seeds are the perfect coating for the succulent pork, and the red bell pepper and green bean side are fresh and filling and delightful. You won't be able to stop yourself from shouting "open sesame" as soon as you open your box… oh rats, we did it again.
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You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pans
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as pork in Steps 2 and 4, cooking until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-5 minutes per side.
Prepare the Ingredients
Stem, seed, remove ribs, and slice red bell pepper into 1" strips.
Trim ends off green beans.
Pat pork chops dry.
Prepare the Pork
Cover chops with plastic wrap and use a heavy object to pound to an even 1" thickness. If pork chops have uneven thickness, pound to equal thickness no less than ½". You may also use a gallon bag for easier clean-up. Remove plastic wrap. Season on both sides with garlic salt and a pinch of pepper.
Combine tempura mix and 4 Tbsp. water in a mixing bowl. Stir until a thin batter forms, like pancake batter. If too thick, add additional water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Dip a pork chop in tempura batter, coating completely. Transfer to a plate and coat evenly with half the sesame seeds, pressing gently to adhere. Repeat with second pork chop and remaining sesame seeds.
Cook the Vegetables
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add green beans, ¼ cup water, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Cover, and cook until tender, 5-7 minutes.
Uncover, and add red bell pepper and garlic to hot pan. Stir occasionally until pepper is tender, 4-5 minutes.
Stir in ginger until combined and fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Remove from burner.
While vegetables cook, cook pork.
Fry the Pork Chops
Line a plate with a paper towel. Place another large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Let oil heat, 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, test oil temperature by adding a pinch of tempura batter to it. It should sizzle gently. If it browns immediately, turn heat down and let oil cool. If it doesn't brown, increase heat.
Add pork chops to hot oil. Cook until sesame seeds are seared into place and pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 2-3 minutes per side.
Remove to towel-lined plate. Rest, 3 minutes.
Make Sauce and Finish Dish
Combine miso sauce and 2 Tbsp. water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until heated through, 20-30 seconds.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping pork chop with miso sauce and garnishing vegetables with red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!
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