Five-spice pork chops with broccoli-apple slaw


For the pork chops:

For the slaw:


Step 1

Make chops: In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons avocado oil, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, and 1 teaspoon five-spice powder. Pat chops dry. Rub five-spice mixture all over chops, place in a baking dish, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to overnight).

Step 2

Make slaw: Combine garlic, ginger and 3 tablespoons avocado oil in a small, unheated skillet then place over low heat. Cook until mixture sizzles; allow to sizzle for 30 seconds, then transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in vinegar, honey, and sesame oil. Add broccoli slaw mix, celery, and apple and toss to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. (You can make slaw up to 1 day ahead; toss before serving.)

Step 3

If using a grill, preheat to medium-high. Season chops all over with salt and grill, turning once, until seared on the outside and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of a chop (away from bone) reads 140 degrees F, about 4 to 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Transfer to a plate, cover, and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Brush apple slices with 2 teaspoons oil; sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon five-spice powder and a pinch of salt. Grill apples until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. If cooking on the stove, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season chops, then sear in hot skillet until golden on both sides, turning once, about 3 to 4 minutes total. Nestle apple slices in skillet around chops, then transfer skillet to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into chops reads 140 degrees F, about 12 to 16 minutes. Let chops rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Step 4

Serve pork chops and grilled apples with slaw.