Asian-Apricot Glazed Pork Loin Chops

"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."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Chop onion.
  • Mix together the 1/4 tsp of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and the Ginger.
  • Season loin chops with the spice mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat, and add the 2 TBS of oil.
  • Brown the onion and the loin chops for approximately 5 minutes per side.
  • Mix together all the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • When loin chops are browned on both sides, add the sauce mixture.
  • Simmer on medium-low heat for approximately 15-20 minutes, until pork is done to an internal temperature of 170 degrees and sauce is reduced and thickened.
  • Taste sauce (say Yum) and add more pepper or soy sauce to taste, if desired.
  • Serve over steamed white rice.

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Reviews

  1. adopt a greyhound
    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.
     
  2. Sandy in Dayton
    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, SWalker’s suggestion of simmering 1 cup apricots, ¼ 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 don’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.
     
  3. samanthamlam
    Very Yummy!! My husband LOVED it!!
     
  4. LaMesaLee
    My family loved it! One person never even had pork before and this recipe sold her! Thanks for posting.
     
  5. ffjeff4
    Great way to cook pork loin chops...The Sauce was great and the chops are moist. I will repeat this recipe often.
     
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Recently moved to New Mexico from South-East Texas. What can I say, I LOVE to cook! My screen name came from my husband Bert. He calls me his Kitchen Witch, because he says that I "make magic" in the kitchen.Bert works in Emergency Medicine in a local E.R.(That's what brought us here to New Mexico.) He has worked Emergency for about 27 years now, and I call him my "working class hero".(In reference to the John Lennon song.) I have 5 awesome children, 2 step-sons, 2 sons, and a daughter, who because she is the youngest and the only girl, thinks she is a princess.(oh no, she's not spoiled!) I come from a long line of people, on both sides of the family, who were wonderful and creative cooks. I guess that explains my love of cooking and feeding people.I truly get a thrill out of serving food to people who enjoy it.I also love to read, and consume books and information ravenously.I absolutely adore a great mystery.I also would have a hard time surviving without music! I like most all music, from The Beatles, to old Blues(Robert Johnson rocks!) ,to Loreena McKennitt,and Phoebe Snow.I am currently a house wife, due to our recent move.Before that, I worked for several years with abused children in an RTC.(Residential Treatment Center.) My pet peeves are small-minded,prejudiced,mean people and wastefulness. Growing up, my Father taught us that to waste food was a sin when there are so many people in the world starving.I guess that one really stuck with me.I love to meet people with common interests,so Zmail me any time!<img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/FFF/Switzerland-FFF4.gif"> <a href="http://photobucket.com/" target="_blank"> <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"></a> <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/dign4bones/cuckoo1.gif" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a><img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/projects/200_PACpic.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/511934835_9dc466e9a4_o.gif"> <img src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/DUCHESS13/Zaar%20World%20Tour%203/ZWT3-Participation.gif"><img src="http://www.satsleuth.com/cooking/RecipeSwap2.JPG" width=50%>
 
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