Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Island Spiced Pork Loin Chops

Looking for a simple way to liven up any sauce like homemade barbecue sauce, there are a few ingredients you can add volumes of flavor and aromatics, plus antioxidants without an exorbitant amount of fat.  The recipe was well received by the family and I served this recipe with a baked macaroni and cheese and green salad.  The smell of the spices really resonated throughout our home as it simmered, creating the same warm and comforting effect as baking a pumpkin or apple pie, the secret's in the sauce!:)
1 lb. boneless pork loin, cut into chops
2/3 c. good quality ketchup
1/4 c. chicken or vegetable stock
2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
2 tsp. lemon grass paste
2 tsp. grated onion
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. sambal oelek
1 tsp. fish sauce
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
olive oil for drizzling
Pat chops dry and season both sides.
Sear over medium high heat on both sides until no longer pink, about 3 minutes per side, remove from pan.
Add chicken stock to de-glaze and add remaining ingredients, bringing up to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer and smother the chops in the sauce.
Cover with lid and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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