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Juicy Pork Loin Chop Recipe

Pork loin chop is probably one of the most loved and commonly eaten meats in the entire world. This meat is cooked in different ways such as frying, roasting, and grilling. Here’s another pork chop recipe that only takes a little less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook! This is best served especially with any kind of beer available.

Ingredients:

• 2 Pork loin chops
• 1 large onion (chopped)
• 6-8 garlic cloves (chopped)
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
• Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Season each side of the pork loin chops with salt and ground black pepper.
Set aside

Set skillet and heat it over medium-high heat.
Pour olive oil.
Put the pork loin chops in the skillet.
Add 2 sprigs of rosemary.
Let it sear for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Add the chopped onion and garlic.
Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Put inside the oven and bake for 4-5 minutes.
After, transfer the pork loin chops and rosemary to a plate.
Set aside.
Continue to cook the chopped onions and garlic for 5-10 minutes or until it caramelizes.
Top it off on the pork loin chops.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

Pair it up with potato salad or sweet corns as a sidedish.

In seasoning the pork loins, you can add seasonings of your choice like cayenne or paprika. It depends to your taste.

Juicy Pork Loin Chop Recipe
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How To Make Sweet And Sour Pork

All over the world, sweet and sour pork is one of the famous Chinese dishes. The dish is made from crunchy deep deep-fried battered tender pork pieces blanketed in a rich sweet and tangy sauce. Many who fail to achieve the perfectly balanced sauce resort to pre-mixed or bottled sweet and sour sauces, which may contain preservatives. If you’re one of them, then this recipe is all you’ll need. The use of rice wine vinegar and pineapple juice in this recipe creates a sauce that is not too sour. This dish is perfect for hot steaming rice.

Ingredients:

This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make. Serves 2 to 3.

• 250 grams of diced pork
• 2 cups of cooking oil

Batter:
• ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
• ¼ cup of cornstarch
• 1 egg
• 2 tbsp water
• ½ tsp salt

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
• ¼ cup diced onion
• ¼ cup diced red and green bell pepper
• 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
• 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
• ¼ cup pineapple chunks
• 2 tbsp pineapple juice
• 2 tbsp white sugar
• 2 tbsp water

Instructions:

In a bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, egg, salt, and water until you get a smooth batter.
Add the pork cubes into the batter and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat until the temperature of the oil reaches 130°C.
Carefully drop each pork cube into the oil.
Fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
Place the fried pork pieces on a wire rack while you prepare the sauce.
Heat a pan over medium heat.
Sauté onions and bell peppers for 1 minute.
Add tomato ketchup, slurry, pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, white sugar, and water.
Stir well and let the sauce simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Place the pork cubes in a large bowl.
Pour in the sweet and sour sauce.
Mix well, then transfer to a serving dish.

Ideas And Tips:

For the frying oil, you can use peanut oil, corn oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, grapeseed oil or vegetable oil.

Aside from pork, you can use chicken, beef, fish or shrimp.

You can substitute white sugar with 1 ½ tbsp of honey or maple syrup.

You can substitute rice wine vinegar with sherry vinegar, white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

How To Make Sweet And Sour Pork
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How To Make Stuffed Meat Buns

The concept of stuffed bread is common in cuisines around the world. Whether sweet or savory, stuffed bread is a popular on-the-go food. In this recipe, a filling made from cooked ground pork and vegetables is stuffed in a yeast dough, then baked in the oven. The slightly sweet bread has a shiny golden-brown exterior and a moist soft interior while the meat filling is bursting with flavor. Delicious, filling, and portable, these savory stuffed buns are perfect for any meal of the day.

Ingredients:

This recipe takes about 90 minutes to make. The dough needs to rise for at least an hour. Makes 16 buns.

Dough:
• 3 ⅓ cup of unbleached bread flour
• ¼ cup of sugar
• 2 ½ tsp quick-rising yeast
• 1 tsp kosher salt
• 3 tbsp cold unsalted butter
• 1 egg
• 1 ¼ cup of cold water
• 2 tsp vegetable oil
• 1 egg
• 1 tbsp cold water

Filling:
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 3 shallots, minced
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 pound of ground pork
• 1 tsp kosher salt
• 1 ½ tsp sugar
• ½ tsp black pepper
• ½ cup of chopped carrot
• ½ cup of chopped onions
• 1 ½ tsp sesame oil
• 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
• 1 ½ tbsp water
• 4 hard-boiled eggs, diced

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

To prepare the dough, put flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Using a spatula, mix all the ingredients together.
Add butter, egg, and water, then give the ingredients a quick mix.
Using the stand mixer, knead the dough on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 4 minutes.
Give the sides of the bowl a scrape, then knead the dough again for another 4 minutes on medium speed.
Transfer the dough to a bowl greased with vegetable oil.
Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let the dough rise for at least 60 minutes or until the size has doubled.

To make the filling, heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Sauté shallot and garlic for 30 seconds.
Add ground pork and turn the heat up to high.
Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
Season with salt, pepper, and sugar and continue stir-frying for 2 minutes.
Add carrots and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add onions and stir-fry for another 30 seconds.
Pour in sesame oil and the slurry made from a mixture of cornstarch and water.
Stir-fry for 1 minute, then turn the heat off.
Mix in diced eggs and let the filling mixture cool completely.

Remove the dough from the bowl and transfer to a lightly floured working surface.
At this point, the dough will be sticky and airy so you will need to knead it with about 15 to 20 or until the dough is soft and elastic.
Form the dough into a ball and divide it into 4.
Sprinkle some flour on each dough and keep the 3 portions in a zip-lock back so they don’t dry out.
Knead the dough for 1 minute or until smooth, then cut into 4 equal portions.
Form each portion of the dough into a ball and put it on a baking sheet.
To prevent the dough from drying out, cover with plastic wrap while you work on the rest of the dough.

To assemble the buns, flatten and roll out each dough ball to form a 5-inch diameter disk.
Put 2 tbsp of the filling mixture in the center of the dough.
Fold the edges of the dough to the center to secure the filling.
Gently roll the filled dough on a flat surface to make perfectly-shaped buns.
Place the buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Cover again with a plastic wrap and set aside for 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, beat egg and water together to make an egg wash.
Generously brush egg wash on the surface of the filled buns.
Bake in the oven at 350°F for 22 to 24 minutes or until shiny and golden brown on top.
Take the baking sheet out from the oven and let the buns cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Ideas And Tips:

Aside from pork, you can use beef, turkey, chicken, mushroom, tofu or tempeh.

You can also add potatoes, bell pepper, green peas, cheese or raisins to the filling.

You can store the buns in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat the buns in the toaster oven for 2 to 3 minutes.

How To Make Stuffed Meat Buns
images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaCgLJ-ZYuA