Vietnamese Glazed Skinny Pork Chops

"Recipe from Food & Wine, June 2008. This was awesome! Surprisingly sweet yet savory. Worked well as an OAMC dump recipe. Threw it all in a zip lock and froze it then put in frig for a couple days to defrost and marinate. Delicious! I used extremely cheap pork chops and they turned out great. Prep time doesn't include marinating time."
 
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Ready In:
36mins
Ingredients:
9
Yields:
8 chops
Serves:
4
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directions

  • Note - The ingredients above are directly from the recipe; however, I didn't use the shallots when I made mine. I didn't have any. I also didn't use the peanuts b/c I forgot. But honestly, I don't think you need them. Nor did I add the salt b/c fish sauce is pretty salty tasting.
  • Combine vegetable oil with honey, fish sauce, garlic, shallots and pepper. Add the pork chops, coat thoroughly in marinade and refrigerate over night or place in freezer bag and freeze. (Mine marinaded more than one night once thawed - turned out great!).
  • Lightly season pork chops with salt (I did not do this step). Brush grill with oil (I used indoor grill pan). IMPORTANT - cook the pork over a very HIGH heat until nicely charred and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Scatter the peanuts on top and serve right away. (However, I have refrigerated these and reheated the next night in microwave on 50% power and they turned out fine.).

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Reviews

  1. Tread
    This is a great marinade, it works well with whole pork tenderloins and chicken wings as well! Also if you are using really thin chops the marinade flavors the meat rather quickly, I've had good results with only 30 minutes of marinating time.
     
  2. itsmscindy
    Came out delicious and it's soooo easy to make! I didn't have any shallots or honey, so I just used agave syrup/brown sugar instead. Threw everything in a baggie overnight and threw it onto the skillet/fry pan the next day. We used thin cut pork loin chops (no bone) cooked medium and they came out juicy and tender. Great flavor. We loved it! Would definitely make again, adds nice variety to the week nights when I don't have much time.
     
  3. dhuynh
    turned out soo good everyone ate seconds
     
  4. Ilovemy4kids
    The grocery store had skinny chops, so we tried this recipe out. We had no shallots either, so we substituted with some red onions. Marinated the chops for 4 days, grilled them on an indoor grill pan, and while grilling, sprinkled chilli powder to make it spicier. My brother said they were really flavorful so this get 5 stars from us. Thank you for posting.
     
  5. Darkhunter
    I'm erring on the top side for these chops. I enjoyed the taste tremendously, but my 2 sisters didn't care for them. Maybe one of the reasons for their rating was the fact that the chops were probably a little too thick. I couldn't find any really thin ones at the time I went shopping. The only other comment that was made was that they were not as spicy as Vietnamese foods usually are. However, thnx for posting, Aggiezoey. Made for Fall 2008 My-3-Chefs.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Tread
    I used roasted sesame oil and added a table spoon of grated ginger to the marinade. Also, if you are using thin chops it's a good idea to cut the membrane at the edge of the chop before you put them in the marinade, this prevents the chop from curling up as it cooks.
     
  2. itsmscindy
    Came out delicious and it's soooo easy to make! I didn't have any shallots or honey, so I just used agave syrup/brown sugar instead. Threw everything in a baggie overnight and threw it onto the skillet/fry pan the next day. We used thin cut pork loin chops (no bone) cooked medium and they came out juicy and tender. Great flavor. We loved it! Would definitely make again, adds nice variety to the week nights when I don't have much time.
     

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