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Szechuan-Style Pork Chops

Szechuan-Style Pork ChopsThis spicy stove-top entrée is an exotic dish made from pantry ingredients. Pair with steamed peapods and hot cooked rice. Offer Chinese Almond Cookies for dessert.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless pork chops, 3/8-inch thick
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic and chops to pan, brown one side of chops, about 4 to 5 minutes; turn.
  2. In small bowl combine sherry, soy sauce, brown sugar and red pepper; pour over chops. Cover and simmer gently for 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Combine water and cornstarch; add to pan and cook until thickened.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.