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Pork Chops with Gingered Plum Sauce

Recipe Date:
February 14, 2017
Serving Size:
4
Cook Time:
01:30:00
Difficulty:
Easy
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
Ingredients
  • 3/4 lb Italian prune plums
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 4 pork chops (each about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsps finely grated peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps Sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegrar
  • 2 tbsps packed brown sugar
  • 2 whole star anise or 1/2 teaspoon anise seeds
  • Garnish: chopped scallion and plum slices
Directions

Quarter and pit plums and mince garlic. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. In a 12-inch heavy skillet heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and brown pork chops about 2 minutes on each side, transferring to a plate. Add garlic and gingerroot to skillet and sauté, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and anise and bring to a simmer. Return pork chops to skillet and arrange plums around them. Simmer mixture, covered, over moderately low heat 50 minutes, or until meat is very tender. Transfer chops to a platter and, if necessary, simmer sauce, uncovered, until thickened slightly. Discard star anise, if used. Pour sauce over chops and garnish with scallion and plum.