Joanne's Asian Sauce

Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin


This sauce is the result of my, son, Michael and I experimenting with dinner one night. I had grilled some pork chops and we were looking for a sauce to liven them up. We just started throwing ingredients in a pan and this is what we came up with. We enjoy it on pork or chicken!


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10 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2
    large onion sliced thin
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp.
  • 1/2
    hoison sauce
  • 2/3 c
    yoshida's gourmet sauce or teryaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
    apricot preserves or orange marmalade

How to Make Joanne's Asian Sauce


  1. Saute onion in oil until translucent.
  2. Add garlic. And cook for another minute or so on low heat.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir to combine and then simmer for approximately 10 minutes, stirring every once in a while.
  4. While sauce is summering, season either chicken cutlets or pork chops with seasoning of your choice (salt and pepper; Montreal seasoning; any dry chicken or pork rub.) Grill meat.
  5. Place cooked meat in an oven proof casserole. Pour sauce over top. Place in 250 degree oven to hang out for a while - maybe about 10 minutes. Then serve. Delish.

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About Joanne's Asian Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Regional Style: Asian

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