Pork Braised in Kiwi-Coconut Sauce with White Beans

Another stick-to-your-ribs comfort food for mid-winter.

January 18, 2013

Serves: 6
Prep:  5 min
Cook: 55 min
Total: 1hr

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 6 (1 1/4 thick) boneless pork loin chops
  • 1/2 lg red onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) light coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp green curry paste
  • 11 kiwi fruits, peeled and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 can (8 oz) pineapple chunks, drained and chopped
  • 6 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 3 tbsp sliced shallots
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

Related: Kiwi Tree Growing Guide


1. Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle  pork with 1/4 tsp salt and season with pepper. cook chops until bottoms are browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and repeat on opposite sides. Transfer to plate.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook onion, stirring, until soft, 6 minutes. Add coconut milk, curry paste, and 1 1/3 cups of the kiwi. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until fruit is very soft, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Working in batches, carefully puree in blender.

3. Simmer coconut mixture in a pot. Add pork and any juices. Cover and simmer, turning halfway through, until pork is cooked through, 12 minutes.

4. Mix remaining ingredients and remaining kiwi in bowl. Serve with pork and sauce.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories     500.8 cal
Fat     20.3 g
Saturated fat     7.2 g
Cholesterol     83.1 mg
Sodium     307.5 mg
Carbohydrates     44.9 g
Total sugars     22.1 g
Dietary fiber     8.8 g
Protein     36.6 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.