Our dinners are the most important meals of the day. Because you want to have something fulfilling at the end of the day. Because hey! A happy meal makes a happy person. So what can be better than a delicious and yummy meal, cooked in minimal time, saving? Your already tired nerves from taking more stress?
So, when you come home after a long and hectic day at work and all you can think of is. How to make dinner quick and easy without putting too much effort. But also want to avoid instant food or junk food. Or today you want to eat something delicious and less time consuming for dinner.
Or worse, some unexpected guests arrive and you realize. That your grocery has run out and you have to make a quick visit to the market to serve your special guests.
For the working moms who work diligently all day at their workplace and then come home to find. That it’s their turn to make the dinner and the whole family is waiting for something to eat. Well, you have to prepare a very important piece of assignment for your boss AND you have to make the kids happy too.
Being the loving and caring mom that you are. You are running out of options of making something full of flavors. That can make the children instantly happy and which can also conveniently save your time. Well, ladies the best recipe you can go with is cooking Asian pork chops. Which counts for a whole mal and still takes lesser time than most of the meals.
Not the mention, your kids are going to love it and the guests will definitely ask for the recipe. Asian pork chops are highly rich in flavor as they are cooked in the traditional spicy and saucy spices which Asia is basically famous for. Asian pork chops are best for the times when you have to make a quick and lazy meal and want to show the best of you.
They save you time as well as energies. Let’s see how these less tiring meals are made so that they can be served at your table.
Asian Seared Pork Chops – A Quick and Easy Family Recipe
- 4-5 pieces of pork which are thinly cut
- ¼ teaspoon of white pepper or you can also use black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine or white wine (whichever you prefer)
- ¼ teaspoon of five spice powder
- 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon of cornstarch
- ¼ cup of soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon salt( you can use according to your taste)
- 1 chopped onion of medium size
- 4 chopped green onions
- 1 minced garlic clove
- Rice (boiled)
- Green leafy vegetables
Now let’s come towards the main steps of making the pork chops. Combine all these ingredients and mix them thoroughly. Now let us come towards the most crucial step which is marinating. Marinate the pork pieces from 20 to 60 minutes at best.
Marinating the pork pieces more than 60 minutes can make them more saline and salty and you definitely don’t want that to happen to your precious metal. While the pork is being marinated you can boil the rice and cut all the vegetables which you are going to serve with the pork chops at the end. The rice and vegetables are optional. You can also use olives or mushrooms to serve your chops with.
Now add two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan or an iron skillet and let it get heated for a little while. You don’t want the marinated ingredients to come with your bite especially garlic so just discard the leftovers from the marinated pieces and singe the pork pieces on one side for at least 1 minute.
Now turn the heat down to the medium level and keep on cooking the pork chops on each side for 4-5 minutes or even more time until the pieces are thoroughly cooked and still juicy. Prefer the bone-in pork chops instead of the boneless meat because the bone-in means that the meat would not dry out while cooking because you don’t want to eat the meat stiff and hard.
Also, the bone-in part of the chops has more amount of fat to be tender. While the chops are still being cooked, you can take any leafy green vegetable of your choice and sauté them in the pan you are cooking the chops. You can sauté the vegetables with garlic and extra oil if you like.
Serve the chops with the sautéed vegetable and the boiled rice. Here’s your easy to cook dinner that will definitely make you lick your fingers!