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Juicy Pork Chop + Superfoods = The Best of Both Worlds

January 14, 2014

Ginger root is one of my favorite spices; its intense warming flavor adds so much to dishes. But it’s also a superfood. Ginger aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is great for detoxifying — try it in this easy dish tonight!

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1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

3 tablespoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick, 6 to 8 ounces each)


5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

1 large head bok choy, cut into 1-inch pieces

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1. In a large zip-top bag, combine soy sauce, ginger, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon oil. Add pork and shake to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour (or overnight).

2. Heat broiler, with rack 8 inches from heat. Place pork on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt. Broil until browned, 8 minutes. Tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add bok choy; saute until crisp-tender, 4 minutes. Season with salt and serve with pork.

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