Braised Asian Plum Pork Chops
Cooking Time: 55 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
4 - 6 pork loin chops
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
¼ cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup char siu sauce
2 tblsp tomato sauce
8 star anise
Preheat oven to 170°C.
Heat a non-stick pan over a medium to high heat and brown pork chops well on both sides for 2 - 3 minutes.
Combine the brown sugar, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, char siu sauce and tomato paste together.
Place the pork loin chops in a baking dish and pour over the sauce, turn to coat pork loin chops well. Roughly crack the star anise and toss over the pork.
Bake in the pre-heated oven, covered for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake loin chops for a further 30 minutes.
Serve hot, accompanied with Asian greens and steamed rice.
Notes: pork forequarter chops or diced shoulder may be used in place of loin chops.
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