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Title: Pork Chop with Ginger Apple Sauce
Credit: Fog City Diner, by Cindy Pawlcyn
Date: February 1st, 2000
Submitted By: Nutcakes

  Serving Size : 6
  • 6 pork chops, 10 ounces each -- one-inch thick
  • 1 orange -- juiced and zested
  • 3 cloves garlic -- peeled and mashed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ginger -- peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup black soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 5 tart apples -- peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon -- Jucied and zested
  • 2 Tablespoons sake -- (I prefer to use orange juice)
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger -- peeled and grated
  • 1 pinch cayenne -- (I omit for kids)

1. Combine marinade and pour over chops. Marinate several hours or overnight.

2. Prepare applesauce. Place apples, sugar, lemon juice, zest, and sake (or orange juice) in a saucepan. Heat to not quite boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the apples are tender, about 15 minutes, being careful not to scorch. Mash the apples with the back of a wooden spoon, leaving lumpy. Stir in ginger and cayenne.

3. Grill chops over a medium fire about 6 to 8 minutes per side, as they are quite thick (or broil). Serve with 3 Tbsp applesauce per serving.

NOTES : This is fine with regular or thin cut pork chops, just cook less. The original recipe calls for 2/3 cup ketjap manis (Malaysian or Indonesian sauce) instead of the molasses and soy sauce, but I've never found it.

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