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Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops and Watercress Salad

Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops and Watercress Salad
Servings:
4
Total 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.
  3. Prepare sauce by combining remaining ingredients until smooth. Serve over pork chops or use as a dipping sauce.

Watercress Salad

Ingredients

1 lemon, for 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

Prep

  • Squeeze lemon for juice (2 tablespoons).

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 watercress in a bunch, trim stems and rinse well before cutting to size.) Add remaining ingredients; toss and serve.

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with white rice, Cuban bread, and a custard for 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

Amount per 1/4 recipe serving: Calories 540, Total Fat 35.00g, Sat Fat 12.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 130mg, Sodium 340mg, Total Carb 25g, Fiber 0.00g, Sugars 6g, Protein 31g, Calc 2%, Vit A 2%, Vit C 6%, Iron 6%

Watercress Salad

Amount per 1/4 recipe serving: Calories 170, Total Fat 12.00g, Sat Fat 2.50g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 5mg, Sodium 400mg, Total Carb 12g, Fiber 1.00g, Sugars 10g, Protein 3g, Calc 8%, Vit A 10%, Vit C 30%, Iron 6%

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