While thumbing through an issue of Donna Hay, I came across this surprisingly simple dish. The blog title here is a bit misleading because well, let's face it, I didn't follow the ingredient list. At all.
DH fussed a little more (naturally) with the broccolini...adding gai larn (Chinese broccoli) and sauteing fresh ginger with it, then using kecap manis (a sweet Indonesian soy sauce) on top. And DH made it with pork chops. I had a veal rib chop in the freezer and wanted to use that; it easily served two. Also I did NOT have gai larn OR kecap manis but did have some fresh ginger so I got that lovely flavor, but just used soy sauce. I think kecap manis is going on my grocery list...sounded like it would have been marvelous on this dish.
Still, a pretty tasty meal. Gosh I love broccolini, don't you?
Sesame Crumbled Pork with Asian Greens
Adapted from Donna Hay, Issue 71
1 1/2 cups panko
1/3 cup sesame seeds
4 pork cutlets, flattened somewhat (or veal)
2 eggs, beaten
Mix the panko and sesame seeds. Dip the chops in the beaten egg and then the panko/sesame mixture. In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and a tablespoon of butter. Saute the pork until golden and cooked through. In the meantime, steam the broccolini briefly and drain. Add a touch of sesame oil to a pan, quickly saute some fresh ginger, toss in the broccolini and add some soy sauce. Serve the chop over the broccolini.