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Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops and Watercress Salad

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare pork chops and begin to cook - 10 minutes
  • While pork chops cook, prepare salad - 10 minutes
  • Complete pork chops and sauce; serve - 10 minutes

Plantain-Crusted Pork Chops

2 cups plantain chips
6 Cuban (or saltine) crackers
Large zip-top bag
1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
4 boneless top loin pork chops (1 1/2 lb)
1 teaspoon Complete seasoning
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons peach preserves
1 tablespoon green pepper sauce

  1. Place plantain chips and crackers in large zip-top bag; crush with meat mallet. Beat egg lightly in shallow bowl. Sprinkle pork chops with seasoning and flour.
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 2–3 minutes. Coat pork chops by dipping in egg; let excess drip off and add to zip-top bag (wash hands). Seal bag and press with fingertips to coat pork chops. Place oil in pan, then add pork chops; cook 6–7 minutes on each side or until pork is 145°F (for medium).
  3. Prepare sauce by combining remaining ingredients until smooth. Serve over pork chops or use as a dipping sauce.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 590kcal; FAT 38g; CHOL 145mg; SODIUM 340mg; CARB 25g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 35g; VIT A 2%; VIT C 6%; CALC 2%; IRON 8%

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Watercress Salad

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cilantro herb paste
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 oz watercress leaves (or 1 bunch)
1 (14-oz) can salad-cut hearts of palm (drained)
1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes
3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

  1. Whisk together in salad bowl, lemon juice, herb paste, and olive oil.
  2. Cut watercress, if pre-washed and trimmed, into bite-size pieces. (If using bunch, trim stems and rinse well before cutting to size.)
  3. Add remaining ingredients; toss and serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 170kcal; FAT 12g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 420mg; CARB 13g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 3g; VIT A 20%; VIT C 45%; CALC 10%; IRON 8%

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Add to your grocery list 3 tbsp crumbled feta cheese

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1 tsp Complete seasoning
Add to your grocery list 6 Cuban (or saltine) crackers
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp green pepper sauce
Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 tbsp peach preserves
Add to your grocery list 1 (14-oz) can salad-cut hearts of palm

Add to your grocery list 4 boneless top loin pork chops (1 1/2 lb)

Add to your grocery list 2 tsp cilantro herb paste
Add to your grocery list 1 lemon
Add to your grocery list 2 cups plantain chips
Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 cups  seedless red grapes
Add to your grocery list 2 oz (or 1 bunch) watercress leaves

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Add to your grocery list 1 egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
Add to your grocery list 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp flour
Add to your grocery list large zip-top bag
Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup mayonnaise

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Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with white rice, Cuban bread, and a custard dessert.
  • Watercress has a pungent, peppery bite and small, crisp leaves. Use in salads or on sandwiches for a nice change of pace from the usual.
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