Pork chops with kimchi “chimichurri” and sweet potato hash
Dairy-Free, Paleo, Diabetes-Friendly, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Lean & Clean
25 – 40 Minutes
Our Korean-Argentine mash-up, kimchi chimichurri, provides a brilliant sweet-savory addition to these easy pork chops.
In your bag
- 3 organic scallions
- 1 organic lime
- 2 ounces kimchi
- 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 boneless pork loin chops (about 6 ounces each)
- 1 organic sweet potato
- 2 or 3 heads organic baby bok choy (about ½ pound total)
- 1 or 2 cloves organic peeled fresh garlic
If you have the time, you can brine the pork chops before cooking them: In a medium bowl, dissolve 2 tablespoons each sugar and salt in 2 cups warm water. Submerge the chops and let stand at room temperature for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour, or cover and refrigerate for up to 9 hours. Drain and pat dry. Don’t season them with salt in Step 2 but otherwise follow the recipe as written.
Make It Leaner
Stretch this dish into 3  portions to shave 150 calories and 6 grams of fat from each serving. Enjoy the leftovers the next day.
Prepare a medium-hot fire on one side of a grill. Set the pork chops on the grill directly over the heat and cook, turning once, until starting to brown, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to indirect heat, close the grill, and cook, turning once or twice, until lightly charred and still faintly pink within, about 10 minutes longer.
Calories: 490, Protein: 42g (84% DV), Fiber: 5g (20% DV), Total Fat: 25g (38% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% DV), Cholesterol: 105mg (35% DV), Sodium: 360mg (15% DV), Carbohydrates: 23g (8% DV), Total Sugars: 6g, Added Sugars: (kimchi contains trace amounts of sugar): 0g (0% DV).
Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.