Instant Pot Thai Pork Chop Curry

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 55 minutes


13.5 ounces unsweetened coconut milk

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)

1 tablespoon fish sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)

4 bone-in pork chops (8-ounces, cut ¾ inch thick)

1/2 cup yellow onion (finely chopped)

1/4 cup red Thai curry paste

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger (grated)

1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 red bell pepper (small, seeded and cut into 2-inch thin strips)

1 green bell pepper (small, seeded and cut into 2-inch thin strips)

Unsweetened flake coconut (toasted; for garnish, optional)

Thai basil (for garnish, optional)

3 cups cauliflower rice

1. In a medium bowl whisk together coconut milk, lime juice, brown sugar and fish sauce; set aside.

2. Select SAUTÉ function on the Instant Pot. Heat 1 tablespoon oil until shimmering. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Brown pork chops in hot oil in two batches. Remove pork chops and set aside.

3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the Instant Pot. Add onion. Cook for 3 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in curry paste and ginger; cook and stir for 30 seconds.

4. Stir coconut milk mixture into curry mixture. Add pork chops. Lock lid in place on Instant Pot and set valve to SEALING position. Cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 10 minutes. Select CANCEL function. Place towel over release valve and move to VENTING position (Quick Release). Carefully, remove towel and allow steam to release.

5. Carefully remove lid, allowing steam to escape away from you. Transfer chops to a serving dish. Cover with foil.

6. Whisk together chicken broth and cornstarch; stir into coconut milk mixture. Add red and green bell peppers. Select SAUTÉ function and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Transfer sauce mixture to serving dish with pork chops. Garnish with toasted coconut and basil, if desired. Serve with riced cauliflower or white rice.

Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.