Cabbage and Sesame Seed Salad, with Pork Chops

Simple recipe and very tasty. This dish lacks color. I suggest you mix up red and green cabbage. If you only have green, then use some red pepper flakes.

Cabbage and Sesame Seed Salad, with Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 6 8-oz bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick each
  • Salt
  • 2 pinches of red pepper flakes
  • A pinch of cumin
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil (1 tbsp is for brushing the pork chops)
  • 2 Tbsp Rice vinegar or Rice cooking wine
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • A small head of Napa or green cabbage or mix, thinly sliced (makes about 8 cups lightly loaded)
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

In a 9×13 inch dish, season the pork chops with salt and red pepper flakes and then brine them salt water for 30 minutes.

In a small non-stick skillet on medium heat, roast the sesame seeds for 3 minutes, frequently stirring with a wooden spoon. Set aside.

Heat the grill on medium high. Drain and pat dry the pork chops and then spice them with a pinch of cumin, black pepper. Brush them with olive oil.  Grill until cooked through, 5-6 minutes per side.

In the meantime, in a large bowl, combine the orange juice, the remaining oil, vinegar, sesame seeds and 3/4 teaspoon of salt. Add the cabbage and cilantro and toss. Serve with the chops.

Serves 6.

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