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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Pork Scaloppini with Coconut Basil Sauce

Scaloppini is one of the easiest ways to serve small, boneless pork chops: pound it till it’s very thin, dredge in a little flour, and cook. Then comes the sauce. Here, coconut milk makes a creamy, silky sauce that tastes as good as it looks. Fresh basil adds that extra umph.

Serves 4

  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 4-oz boneless pork chops, trimmed and pounded to about 1/6-inch thick
  • flour, for dredging
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil ribbons, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
Pounded Chop
  1. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Dredge the chops in flour and season with salt and pepper. Place in the skillet and cook until golden brown and just cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Do not wipe out the skillet. 
Beginning to Cook
Cooked Chops
  1. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan, swirling to coat. Add the shallot and ginger and sauté 1 minute.
  2. Add the coconut milk and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and scraping up brown bits, until slightly thickened, 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in 1/4 cup basil and lime juice and cook 1 minute. Return the pork chops to the pan, turning to coat in the sauce.
Shallot and Garlic
Sauce Beginning to Cook
Coconut Basil Sauce
Pork Returned to Pan
Plate the chops and spoon the sauce on top. Garnish with basil ribbons and serve.

Pork Scaloppini with Coconut Basil Sauce

1 comment:

  1. Oh this looks so succulent!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link party - and don't forget to leave a comment at the party. If your post is featured AND you've left a comment, the post also gets tweeted and pinned!