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Hoisin Pork Chops with Fennel Slaw

 Hoisin Pork Chops with Fennel Slaw
The Asian-inspired pork chops are coated with a spicy glaze that gives them a rich, reddish-brown color. The unique Fennel Slaw goes so well with these chops.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large fennel bulb, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radicchio
  • 1/2 cup julienned green pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fennel fronds
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl,
  • whisk the lemon juice, honey, oil, salt and pepper sauce. Pour over
  • slaw mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with fennel fronds. Chill
  • until serving.

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Hoisin Pork Chops with Fennel Slaw (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, hoisin sauce, chipotle peppers,
  • balsamic vinegar and molasses. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a
  • paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat
  • for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°,
  • basting occasionally with glaze mixture. Let meat stand for 5
  • minutes before serving. Serve with slaw. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 1 cup fennel slaw equals 395 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 813 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.