Jordan and I have been on a mission to get sriracha sauce for awhile (you know, that yummy, spicy stuff that you can get at Vietnamese restaurants) but it’s been totally sold out every time we go grocery shopping at our usual location. But we finally found it after randomly stopping off at another store one day – hurrah! I decided to experiment with it on some pork chops we bought, and it turned out to be delicious. The pork chops don’t taste overwhelmingly like chili peppers or anything, but it does add a burst of flavour and spice. Tossing some bell peppers in the same pan makes for an easy but flavourful weeknight meal.
Ingredients (for 2 servings):
- 2 pork chops
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 4 tbsp. sriracha sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
- Salt & pepper
- Marinate pork chops with an even coating of sriracha sauce, olive oil, garlic, sesame seeds and some salt and pepper. Leave in the fridge for at least an hour.
- In the meantime, chop red and yellow bell peppers into slivers.
- Add olive oil to pan and fry pork chops for 10 minutes (5 minutes per side).
- Add slivers of pepper and saute for another 5-10 minutes, until pork is fully cooked.
- Serve with juices from the pan drizzled overtop.
- Tip: This would go well with a side of smashed potatoes!
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