This is a very simple and quick dish that combines the standard pork chop with the wonderful flavor of coconut and peanuts. Even the kids loved it.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 boneless pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- 1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
On a plate, combine the flour, cumin, cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir to distribute the spices. Coat the pork chops with the flour mixture, and shake off any excess.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the pork chops in the hot skillet, and fry for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
While the pork chops cook, stir together the chicken broth, coconut milk, peanut butter, honey, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Remove the pork chops to a serving platter, and keep warm.
Pour the peanut sauce into the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Pour peanut sauce over the chops, and garnish with green onion, bell pepper, peanuts and cilantro.