Pork Chops with Soy-Orange Sauce
Marinated pork chops are quick-braised in a savory soy and orange sauce with fresh thyme.
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
8 pork chops
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons oil
- In a bowl combine orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, crushed garlic clove, pepper, and thyme; set aside.
- Score pork chops in a 1/8-inch deep crosshatch pattern on each side. Place in a ceramic dish and pour the marinade on top. Set aside for 30 minutes in refrigerator; then drain, reserving the marinade.
- Heat butter and oil in a large skillet until hot. Add pork chops in a single layer and cook over high heat for 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Reduce the heat to low and pour the reserved marinade over the pork chops. Cook until done, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pork chops and keep warm. Reduce the sauce until thickened then serve over the pork chops.
Makes 4 servings.