Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Recipe Request

Since so many of you commented on the Orange-Sesame Pork, I thought I'd post the recipe here. It is really, really good and really easy to make. The recipe came from Rachael Ray's new cookbook, The Big Orange Book. It's listed as a single-person recipe, so you'll have to double, triple or quad it as necessary (for the glaze, I'd make way more than you think because it is SO GOOD). I've made the noodles with it before (the recipe with it) but I also really like white rice with the extras added in. Spoon some of the orange glaze over it, and it's a winner!

I've also made this with chicken, and it's equally yummy (my kids prefer it, but Kev and I like the pork).

Orange-Sesame Pork Chops with Teriyaki Noodles
1/4 lb. whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti
2 T. veg oil
1 (1 1/2 in. thick) boneless pork chop
Black pepper
1 rounded T. orange marmalade
5 T. teriyaki sauce
1 t. sesame oil
1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame
2 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
1 T. toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta. When it boils, salt the water, add the pasta, and cook to al dente.

While the pasta cooks, heat 1 T. of the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chop with salt and pepper, and cook for 6 minutes on the first side, 4-5 minutes on the second.

Remove the chop to a plate and tent loosely with foil to keep warm. Add the orange marmalade, a couple tablespoons of the teriyaki sauce, and a splash of water to the pan, bring the sauce to a bubble and cook for 1 minute to combine. Stir in the sesame oil and remove from the heat.

While the chop cooks, heat a second skillet with the remaining tablespoon of veg oil over medium-high heat. Add the edamame and scallions and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Stir in the remaining 3 T. of teriyaki sauce. Add the drained pasta and toss to combine. Sprinkle the noodles with the sesame seeds, if using.

Slice the pork or leave the chop whole and top with the orange-sesame glaze. Serve the teriyaki noodles alongside.

1 comment:

J. Page said...

As Rachael would say, "yum-o!" We will have to try this when I start cooking again:).