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Cast Iron Skillet Oriental Pork Chops is a one-pan meal that combines the flavor of pork, vegetables and spices to make a simple dish with restaurant feel.
Meals that can be made in one pan or skillet are awesome. The flavors all mix together and you don’t end up with lots of pots and pans to wash. There are a lot of people out there that love cast iron skillets, and swear they cannot be killed. This Cast Iron Skillet Oriental Pork Chops Recipe comes together quickly, resulting in a simple meal whose flavor is similar to that which you might get from a Chinese restaurant. Here’s how to make it.
Cast Iron Skillet Oriental Pork Chops
- 4 boneless center cut pork chops
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1 large yellow squash
- 3 tbsp olive oil
Oriental seasoning ingredients:
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp fresh ground sea salt
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Mix all of the oriental seasoning ingredients together and seal in a ziploc bag until ready to use.
Place the pork chops in a large bowl and evenly coat with the oriental seasoning and place in the fridge for 2 hours to marinate.
Place 3 tbsp of olive oil in the cast iron skillet and place on the stovetop on high heat.
Once the oil is bubbling, add the pork chops and cook on high for 4 minutes until its a light crispy. Then, rotate and cook for another 4 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook on both sides for an additional 4 minutes each to insure its completely cooked.
While the pork is cooking, prepare the vegetables. Break the broccoli into smaller parts for easier cooking. Rinse the vegetables and allow to air dry for a few minutes.
Remove the pork from the cast iron pan and place to the side.
Add the carrots, broccoli, yellow squash and snow peas to the pan and saute for 12 minutes on medium heat, stirring often.
Turn off the heat on your stovetop and place the pork back in the skillet.
Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.