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Friday, December 7, 2012

Chinese Honey Glazed Pork

I never have been very good at recreating Chinese recipes at home.   They taste "ok", but nothing really all that special.   However I recently came across a very simple recipe that sounded incredible, so decided to try it.   I took a basic recipe and made some changes.   It turned out fantastic.   Aaron loved it too.   Here is what I came up with.

1 1/2 pounds of boneless pork loin chops
(leave whole or slice or cut into cubes)

1/3 cup rice wine
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. grated or finely chopped fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1-2 serrano peppers, seeded and finely chopped or 1-2 tsp. crushed red pepper
3 green onions, washed and trimmed, then finely chopped

Spray cooking spray on a large skillet, then heat over medium heat.   When heated add the pork and fry until well browned (if using whole pork chops, cook about 2-3 minutes on each side).   When well browned, remove from the skillet and set aside.  While the pork is cooking, mix together everything except the green onions.   When you remove the pork from the skillet, add this mixture and simmer about 3 minutes.   Return the pork to the skillet and continue cooking until the liquid thickens and turns into a nice glaze.    Add the green onions and remove from heat.   Serve with steamed or fried rice.

If you don't care for pork, use diced raw chicken in place of the pork.   Everything else would be the same.