Orange-Sesame Pork Chops with Teriyaki Whole-Wheat Noodles

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound whole-wheat or whole-grain spaghetti

5 tablespoons vegetable or light oil

5 boneless pork loin chop 1 1/2-inches thick

Freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons orange marmalade

6 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced on an angle

1 cup shelled, frozen edamame

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds or toasted sesame seeds, optional


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta, and cook pasta to al dente.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chops with salt and pepper and cook 6 minutes on the first side, 4 to 5 on the second. Remove chops to a plate and reserve, cover with foil. Add 3 tablespoons orange marmalade, a couple tablespoons teriyaki sauce and a 1/4 cup of water to the pan, bring the sauce to a bubble and combine 1 minute, stir in sesame oil remove from heat.
  3. While the chop cooks, heat a second skillet with 3 tablespoons oil over medium high heat. Stir-fry the scallions and edamame a couple of minutes. Drain pasta and toss with scallions and edamame and remaining teriyaki sauce, about 1/4 cup. Sprinkle noodles with sesame seeds, if desired.
  4. Slice pork or leave chop whole and top with orange-sesame glaze. Serve teriyaki noodles alongside.