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Honey-Turmeric Pork with Beet and Carrot Salad

A little honey in the marinade helps these cutlets caramelize guaranteeing they'll be nicely browned despite the super-short cooking time.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 5 minutes
    •    Cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •   1¼ pounds boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), fat trimmed to ¼ inch, cut into 4 pieces
    •   Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    •   2 garlic cloves, finely grated
    •   1½ teaspoons finely grated peeled turmeric or ½ ground turmeric
    •   ½ cup plain whole-milk yogurt
    •   ¼ cup honey
    •   2 tbsps (or more) fresh lemon juice, divided
    •   2 tbsps vegetable oil
    •   3 small beets, scrubbed, thinly sliced
    •   3 small carrots, preferably with tops, tops reserved, carrots scrubbed, cut on a diagonal
    •   2 tbsps finely chopped fresh chives
    •   2 tbsps olive oil
    •   Flaky sea salt


  1. Pound pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to ¼" thick; season with kosher salt and pepper. Whisk garlic, turmeric, yogurt, honey, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl; season with kosher salt and pepper. Place cutlets in a large resealable bag. Add yogurt mixture, seal bag, and toss to coat. Let sit at least 10 minutes.
  2. Remove cutlets from marinade, letting excess drip off. Heat 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high; cook 2 cutlets until browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer pork to a platter. Wipe out skillet; repeat with remaining cutlets and 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil.
  3. Toss beets, carrots, carrot tops (if using), chives, olive oil, and remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with kosher salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired. Serve pork topped with salad and sprinkled with sea salt.

This great family recipe is thanks to Bon appetit Recipes at


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