Chinese Packet Pork Chops Recipe

Chinese Packet Pork Chops Recipe
Staff Writer
Chinese Packet Pork Chops
Geri Salmon
Chinese Packet Pork Chops

This recipe celebrates that “other” drawer in your kitchen. You know the one; it’s packed with take-out menus and chopsticks of dinners long gone. Somewhere between the giant serving spoon, chip clips, and unpaired plastic utensils, you too have those little sauce packets from Chinese delivery. Today is their day. Fish ‘em out and follow the recipe, or play around with ratios depending on what you’ve got.

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Ingredients

  •  2 pork chops
  •  Kosher salt
  •  Freshly ground black pepper
  •  6 packets duck sauce
  •  2 packets soy sauce
  • ½ packet Chinese mustard
  • Olive oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while heating a cast iron skillet on high heat.  Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Combine all sauce packets in a small bowl. 

When the skillet just begins to smoke, lightly oil the chops on both sides and lay them in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes before turning the pork chops 90 degrees for perfect grill marks.  Cook for another two minutes before flipping them over.  Repeat the timing to achieve the same markings on the second side.

Move the pork chops from the skillet to an ovenproof pan and put it in the oven. After about 4 minutes pull the pan from the oven and glaze the top sides of the chops with the sauce.  Stick the pan back in, and finish cooking for another 4-6 minutes.

Plate the pork chops with a side of rice or Asian noodles.

Chinese Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Chinese Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

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