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Red-Cooked Pork Chops

Red-Cooked Pork Chops"Red" is a Chinese style of cooking whereby food is cooked with soy sauce, rendering it a dark red. It is typically flavored with Chinese five-spice.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 teaspoons Chinese five spice
2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
2 garlic cloves, crushed

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large self-sealing bag, mix together brown sugar, hoisin, soy sauce, Worcestershire, sesame oil, onion, five spice, ginger and garlic. Add pork chops, seal bag and toss to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Prepare medium-hot fire in kettle-style grill.
  3. Drain chops, discarding marinade.
  4. Grill chops over direct heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. Or, place in a shallow roasting pan and roast at 400°F (205°C) for 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 170 calories Protein 22 grams Fat 7 grams Sodium 220 milligrams Cholesterol 55 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 3 grams Fiber 0 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.