Asian Influence Pork Chops in a Kicking Sauce

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

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.

Rating:

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Comments:
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

How to Make Asian Influence Pork Chops in a Kicking Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Add the pineapple juice, applesauce, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and tamari sauce to a saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Chef’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.
  5. Stir, and bring the sauce up to a simmer, and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the carrots, plus the bell pepper and pineapple chunks
  7. Remove from the heat and reserve.
  8. Place a rack in the lower position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  9. Add the grapeseed oil to an ovenproof skillet, over medium heat.
  10. Season the chops with a bit of salt and pepper, and add them to the skillet.
  11. Brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  12. Remove from the heat, and cover the chops with the sauce.
  13. Cover 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.
  14. PLATE/PRESENT
  15. Add a chop to a plate with your favorite sides (I like long-grain white rice), and drizzle with the sauce. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Asian Influence Pork Chops in a Kicking Sauce

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom



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