By Bert's Kitchen Witch on February 15, 2007
Photo by cookiedog
Photo by cookiedog
"This recipe is based on one that was from my Grandmother's handwritten recipe note-cards. Over the years I've played with it and ended up with this Asian-inspired version."
Serving Size: 1 (351 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Great easy recipe with lots of flavor. I made half a recipe using peach nectar but the rest as written. Served with fried rice. Great meal."
"This was so good and so easy, I am surprised it is not illegal. I did not have any apricot nectar or apricot preserves so I followed reviewer, SWalkerâ€™s suggestion of simmering 1 cup apricots, Â¼ cup sugar and 2 cups water for an hour and then using my immersion blender. It ended up a bit sweet for me, so I added the juice of one small Meyer lemon. I also did not use any salt as oyster sauce has so much sodium - did not miss the extra salt at all - I donâ€™t know how good it would be just as written, but it sure would have to go some to beat what I had. This is defiantly a keeper, thank you , Bert's Kitchen Witch for sharing this great recipe."
"Very Yummy!! My husband LOVED it!!"
"My family loved it! One person never even had pork before and this recipe sold her! Thanks for posting."
"Great way to cook pork loin chops...The Sauce was great and the chops are moist. I will repeat this recipe often."
"I simmered 1 cup of dried apricots with a quarter cup of sugar and 2 cups of water for an hour then blended them with my immersion blender. Used this mixture as a base instead of the nectar and preserves. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Was delicious! Thanks for sharing!"
"Oh YUM! This recipe is terrific. My bf and I both love apricots, but we don't get to eat them often in any form. I bought apricot preserves and apricot nectar extra-special for this recipe. It was just the two of us, so I used 2 boneless chops, but kept the remaining ingredients all the same. I only had a Walla Walla sweet onion so used that in place of the white onion, and no fresh garlic so used 1 1/2 tsp jarred minced to equal the 3 cloves. I also normally don't have oyster sauce, so bought the oyster sauce specifically for this recipe. After browning the chops, I pierced them a couple times with a fork for the sauce to migrate in if it felt like it. Everything went together so well. I'm wolfing it down now, while drinking the leftover apricot nectar (yum!) We just had this over white rice. Chops were tender and flavorful, sauce was delicious, not too sweet, buth mildly so, and of course there's some left over since I didn't halve any of the ingredients except the chops. Bf said this was GOOD (irl his remark was emphasized by all caps by his tone of voice lol). Thanks Bert's Kitchen Witch, can't wait to make this again. :D"
"What great-tasting chops were made from this recipe! I like the taste of apricots so chopped up 4 dried ones & added them when I added the preserves. Another time I'd double the ingredients for the sauce, 'cause it went very well over a brown rice & broccoli side dish, too! Great recipe, great taste! Thanks!"
"OMG the sauce in this recipe is absolutely wonderful as is the consistency. The taste of the pork was very nice, however a little dry for us. (I had thick butterflied chops that I had to cook longer than the recipe stated) I think next time I make these, which will be next week for our home study group, I'll make as a stir fry. Served this with rice and green bean bundles for a wonderful dinner. thanks for sharing"
"Yummy! Great with the rice pilaf and broccoli I served, the sauce was outstanding. I was unable to find apricot nectar, but managed to get mango nectar. I don't think it changed the flavor too much. It all came together so simply, it was perfect for a weeknight supper. Traci, you Rock!!"
"Excellent!! Very easy to do, too. The sauce was just right. Not too "apricot-y" or "soy sauce-y" it blended together rather nicely. DH was kind enough to lick the pan so I don't have to wash it :) and is already asking when I am going to make it again."
"I never go back for seconds but I did tonight! The sauce is so good. I used bone in chops and just cooked them a little longer. The meat came out very flavorful and tender. Thank you so much BKW!"