Asian Influence Pork Chops in a Kicking Sauce

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

These chops use a modified sweet/sour sauce that will make your taste buds sing with joy. Plus it’s so much tastier than the store-bought kind.

That, and some good chops are all you need to bring this dish together in record time.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
2
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

1/3 c
pineapple juice
2/3 c
applesauce
1/3 c
rice vinegar
1/3 c
coconut sugar
3 Tbsp
organic ketchup
1 Tbsp
tamari sauce
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 medium
green bell pepper, cut into chunks
1 medium
carrot, small dice
10 oz
pineapple chunks
1 Tbsp
grapeseed oil
2 medium
boneless pork loin chops, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick

Step-By-Step

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1PREP/PREPARE

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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Add the pineapple juice, applesauce, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and tamari sauce to a saucepan over medium heat.

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4Chef’s Note: I have a friend that chefs at an Asian restaurant in London, and they substitute part of the pineapple juice with applesauce. This will thicken the sauce without the use of a cornstarch slurry; in addition, the applesauce compliments the pork.

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5Stir, and bring the sauce up to a simmer, and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.

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6Stir in the carrots, plus the bell pepper and pineapple chunks

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7Remove from the heat and reserve.

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8Place a rack in the lower position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).

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9Add the grapeseed oil to an ovenproof skillet, over medium heat.

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10Season the chops with a bit of salt and pepper, and add them to the skillet.

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11Brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

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12Remove from the heat, and cover the chops with the sauce.

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13Cover the skillet, and place into the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the chops are finished cooking, and the veggies are still crisp.

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14PLATE/PRESENT

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15Add a chop to a plate with your favorite sides (I like long-grain white rice), and drizzle with the sauce. Enjoy.

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16Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom