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Five-spice Chops


Five-spice Chops
cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup light brown sugar or brown sugar crystals
1/3 cup Chinese rice wine
1/4 cup honey
3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 Tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
cup fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
4 slices fresh ginger, each cut in several pieces
6 bone-in pork chops or lamb chops, or spare ribs
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1. In a blender or food processor, pulse the soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice wine, honey, hoisin sauce, five-spice powder, pineapple, and ginger until all is made into a liquid.
2. Pour this into a wok or saucepan, and simmer for three minutes, then remove from the heat source, and cool to room temperature.
3.Add the meat, and soak overnight, or at least four or five hours, then drain and let rest for half an hour, and return the liquid to the pot and simmer until reduced by half.
4. Grill the meat, about three minutes per side, then serve with sauce on the side.

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