Monday, April 21, 2008

Chinese Five Spice Pork Chops

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Tonight is our one at-home carnivorous dinner this week. Brad picked up a nice little pack of pork chops yesterday, and since then I've been trying to decide how to cook them. Most often we just sear them in a hot skillet with a little olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper or cajun seasoning, but tonight I wanted something different. This time I seasoned them with Chinese five spice powder and salt, drizzled them with a little mirin, and then pan fried them in a lightly oiled skillet. For serving, I sliced them and poured the pan juices over. Yumyumyumyumyumyumyum! I made three of them for the two of us, and it was really hard to share that last one. ; )

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I'm not posting an actual recipe for these, because they're so ridiculously simple. Just season, drizzle, and fry until done. It doesn't get much easier than that.

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7 comments:

diva said...

looks uber delicious. thumbs up

Deborah said...

These look amazing!!

michelle @ thursday night smackdown said...

my love of 5-spice knows no bounds.

Norman said...

Looks good!


Another way to cook pork chops:
What I like to do is to use something about 1.5/2 times as thick, sear it and then finish it off in the oven to a medium doneness (maybe even a little pinkish). let it rest for a bit and voila! Trichinosis goodness.

Ok I kid about the trichinosis part. It's been eliminated in our food supply (at least in North america) which is why you can now eat pork rare.

Marie said...

I found this lovely site trough stumble upon. I liked the look of the chops and would like to make them myself, the problem is that I'm living in sweden and don't know of the 5-spice. Could you tell med what's in it then maby I can find something like it.

Cheryl said...

No problem! I found a site with a recipe to make it yourself here:

http://chinesefood.about.com/cs/sauces/ht/fivespicepowder.htm

It looks like it has peppercorn, star anise, cloves, cinnamon and fennel. I hope that helps!

Marie said...

Hi, thank you, yes it actually helped cause now I found an online store here that sells a spice with a swedish version of the name and the same spices in it, thank you so much, looking forward to trying it out :9