Monday, May 20, 2013

Quick Soy Pork Loin Chop

Quick Soy Pork Loin Chop with RiceDon't you hate it when you write everything up and then it gets deleted? I have no clue how but I already wrote this one down and it suddenly got deleted. Doh. I wonder if it had anything to do with my forgetfulness in closing the edit window on multiple devices. Probably, eh? :(

Oh well. So I made this the other night when I saw some "flash fry boneless chops" on sale. They're basically just tenderloin sliced into thin chops. They're cut only about half an inch thick so they cook really quick. Love them!

Quick Soy Pork Loin Chop
(serves 3)

  • 6 1/4 - 1/3 inch thick pork tenderloin chops
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsps mirin
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsps canola oil

  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, mirin, sugar, garlic and ginger. Marinade pork tenderloin chops in soy mixture for half hour in room temperature or 4 hours to overnight in the fridge.
  2. Remove pork chops from marinade. Set aside and reserve marinade.
  3. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Stir it into the reserved marinade. Set aside. 
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium high. Pan fry pork chops until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Cook in batches if pan isn't big enough. Set aside on a serving plate and let the chops rest for a few minutes.
  5. Add reserved marinade and slurry mixture in the pan. Heat until sauce is bubbly and has thickened. Pour over the chops.
  6. Serve with a side of rice and steamed veggies or salad.