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Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops and Watercress Salad

Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops and Watercress Salad
Servings:
4
Total Time:
30 minutes
Active Time:
30 minutes

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare pork chops and begin to cook (10 minutes)
  • While pork chops cook, prepare salad (10 minutes)
  • Complete pork chops and sauce; serve (10 minutes)

Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops

Ingredients

2 cups plantain chips
6 Cuban (or saltine) crackers
Large zip-top bag
1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
4 boneless top loin pork chops (1 1/2 lb)
1 teaspoon Complete seasoning
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons peach preserves
1 tablespoon green pepper sauce

Steps

  1. Place plantain chips and crackers in large zip-top bag; crush with meat mallet. Beat egg lightly in shallow bowl. Sprinkle pork chops with seasoning and flour.
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 2-3 minutes. Coat pork chops by dipping in egg; let excess drip off and add to zip-top bag (wash hands). Seal bag and press with fingertips to coat pork chops. Place oil in pan, then add pork chops; cook 6-7 minutes on each side or until pork is 145°F (for medium).
  3. Prepare sauce by combining remaining ingredients until smooth. Serve over pork chops or use as a dipping sauce.

Watercress Salad

Ingredients

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cilantro herb paste
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 oz watercress leaves (or 1 bunch)
1 (14-oz) can salad-cut hearts of palm (drained)
1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes
3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Steps

  1. Whisk together in salad bowl, lemon juice, herb paste, and olive oil.
  2. Cut watercress, if pre-washed and trimmed, into bite-size pieces. (If using bunch, trim stems and rinse well before cutting to size.)
  3. Add remaining ingredients; toss and serve.

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with white rice, Cuban bread, and a custard dessert.
  • Watercress has a pungent, peppery bite and small, crisp leaves. Use in salads or on sandwiches for a nice change of pace from the usual.

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Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 590kcal; FAT 38g; CHOL 145mg; SODIUM 340mg; CARB 25g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 35g; VIT A 2%; VIT C 6%; CALC 2%; IRON 8%

Watercress Salad

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 170kcal; FAT 12g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 420mg; CARB 13g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 3g; VIT A 20%; VIT C 45%; CALC 10%; IRON 8%

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