Now I don’t know how I used to do it, but there was a time when I cooked elaborate meals about three times a week. With my new commute to work, it has been exceedingly difficult to have enough time to come home, unwind and make a meal that takes more than 20 minutes. If you are able to do it, then to you my friend I tip my hat. Truth be told, I’ve never been a big fan of takeout for dinner. I know we all have apps that make the process easier, but honestly is it just me or do you find yourself ordering the same three meals over and over? I just couldn’t do it so I decided I needed to put my groceries to work and think of tasty and healthy-ish meals I can make in 30 minutes or less. The key to these meals is to make them with simple ingredients that just about everyone has in their pantry/refrigerator. The recipes are simple and there’s a sense of satisfaction knowing that you made something new that you’re definitely going to want to have again but not out of necessity (I’m looking at you takeout). My friends, I bring you the first recipe of Regular Degular Shmegular Meals That Are Anything But: Vol. 1.
Ponzu Grilled Pork Chops and Kale
Makes 2 servings
What You Will Need:
2 center-cut bone-in pork chops (1/2″ to 3/4″ thick)
8 cloves of garlic chopped
Sea Salt (fine crystals or Himalayan Pink Salt)
Freshly cracked peppercorns
3 cups of kale
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons of Lemon Ponzu Sauce
1/2 medium yellow onion thinly sliced
1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
4 tablespoons of EVOO + 1 teaspoon
In a large bowl, place pork chops and season with salt and pepper. Next, chop 6 cloves of garlic and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of EVOO and 1/4 cup of Ponzu sauce. Let marinate for 10 minutes. While pork chops are marinating thinly slice onions and set aside. Chop remaining 2 cloves of garlic and set aside.
After 10 minutes heat grill pan with 1 teaspoon of EVOO. Place pork chops and let grill over stove for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and add onions to pan to caramelize. Remove from heat and set aside. In a medium size sauté pan, add remaining garlic and olive oil. Add kale and sauté for three minutes. Lastly, add remaining Ponzu sauce, stir and serve.
Your welcome. Until next time, always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.