I love dinner on the fast and easy, especially when I have been out all day in the sun. I love to waltz in and have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes. It just really makes my day. This is one of those recipes. Seriously the chops take 4 minutes per side and the longest part is actually assembling everything and having it ready to go.
I am ashamed to tell you what we ate with these but lets just say it was NOT rice.


Vietnamese Spiced Pork Chops

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian Inspired


  • 4 pork chops boneless center-cut loin - 4-ounce, about 1/2thick
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons coriander ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or granules
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 in baby bok choy split half or an equivalent amount of greens
  • 1/2 peanuts salted
  • green onions sliced


  • Lightly score a diamond pattern on both sides of pork. Combine sugar and next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic); rub evenly over pork.
  • heat a large nonstick skillet coated and the olive oil over medium-high heat
  • add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done
  • when pork is done remove to plate
  • whisk the butter into the pan juices cook one minute and spoon over the pork chops
  • add the soy sauce to the pan and bok choy
  • quickly saute until the bok choy is crisp tender 2-3 minutes or so
  • arrange the bok choy on a serving platter top with the pork chops, peanuts and green onions
  • serve with rice if desired