Still a kimchi skeptic? Give this recipe a try. The sweetness of the Asian pear helps balance out the intensity of this probiotic food.

Also appeared in: Health, March, 2019


Credit: Greg DuPree - Meredith

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30 mins
30 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir together soy sauce, honey, and vinegar in a saucepan over medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pepper.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add pork, and cook until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes. Place on an aluminum foil–lined baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce mixture, reserving remaining mixture. Transfer pork to oven, and bake until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 140°F, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, and let rest 5 minutes. (Temperature will rise as pork rests.)

  • While pork finishes in the oven, wipe skillet clean. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and brussels sprouts, and cook over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until brussels sprouts begin to brown, about 4 minutes. Add water, and cook until tender, about 5 more minutes. Stir in kimchi. Remove from heat, and cover to keep warm.

  • Slice pork across grain. Serve with brussels sprouts mixture and reserved glaze. Sprinkle with chopped pear and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; fat 11g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 74g; fiber 5g; protein 28g; carbohydrates 22g; sugars 14g; sodium 698mg; iron 3mg; calcium 56mg.