Saturday, August 11, 2012

Reboot| Pork Chops in Hoisin and Fish Sauce

I awaken this morning in an unfamiliar setting... Hubs not beside me, window by my side, I thought I had slept somewhere else.  Before your suspicious minds wander and eyebrows start to rise, let me explain. I slept on a spare bed because my husband is not feeling well so he isolated himself from me.  He is in quarantine.

However, the sun has barely risen and I already hear and smell familiar Saturday morning rituals.  The tv is on blaring the morning news... the coffee is brewing... ahhh, it must be Saturday I said.  Hubs is definitely feeling better as he is up doing his regular routine.  The familiar voices of  our local morning hosts on KSDK, Kelly and Chester made me recall that it's been a week since I guested at their show... as my thoughts regaled the recent guesting, I jumped out of bed (literally) as I panicked... Oh no, it's been a week too since my last post.

Talk about wanting to be more current with the news (yes I wanted to do a post about the Olympics). I thought of sharing with you our dinner last night.  No matter how much I try to be "in", I always go back to one of the goals of this blog, which is to share with you simple recipes from our dinner table.

I realize it has only been a few seconds since I opened my eyes.  My thoughts are going 100 mph, so I logged on to my laptop... I panic again because one, wi-fi wasn't working, and two, I remember my initial reason to panic - it's been a week since my last post.  Hubby comes in and says to me "relax, I'll reboot the modem, it's a beautiful Saturday morning...".  Indeed, all I had to do was calm down and to resolve the last dilemma by sharing with you last night's dinner.  Life is simple... life is good.  Good Morning!

Porkchop in Hoisin and Fish Sauce

(I just love the hoisin and fish sauce that I used in my cabbage rolls a few posts ago. Now I use it in almost every thing that I serve...haha.  But trust me, this simple recipe will be a winner too..  This dish is served best with steamed veggies  on the side.  With this marinade, you could cook the pork any way you want it: bake or grill is fine.)

6-8 pcs pork chops
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon fish sauce
1/2 cup soup stock
1 lime - add the lime juice
4 clove garlic - minced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

Marinade the pork chops by mixing all the ingredients together.  Leave it for 30 minutes or at best overnight.

Pour the marinated pork chops (together with the marinade) in a pan.  Cook over medium fire.  Cook until sauce is reduced.  If pork is not cooked yet, add another 1/2 cup of soup stock and cook until done.  Sauce should be reduced but there should be enough to coat the chops.


  1. I've been wanting to comment Malou. But for a low tech minded person like I am limits my ability to do so. I just love that you are doing what you do and you do great with what you love. God is good, yes life is good. Happy for you my dear friend. Don't panic we are here no matter what.

    Marissa P.

    1. aww Marissa! Great to see you! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment.

  2. Hi Malou,

    Love your blog and your recipes! SusySlais :)

    1. Hi Susy,
      I am so happy to "meet" you too. I hope you stick around!
      Happy weekend,

  3. I hope your husband is better soon. What a lovely way to cook pork. The flavours look wonderful xx

  4. I hate it when our wi-fi goes down. Usually it just needs rebooting, like yours, but we were once down for 3 whole days - torture! Anyway, this looks terrific - a nice way to jazz up pork chops. Thank you.

  5. I love when are hubbies always come to the rescue!!! I hope your hubby is feeling better:-) I love the idea of mixing hoisin sauce with fish sauce, it sounds like a lovely flavor combination:-) I need to share this with my hubby now, he will want get the grill fired up for sure! Hugs, Terra

  6. For a while I thought I was reading page-turner...nice style!!!

  7. For a while I thought I was reading a page-turner! Very good style, Malou...!

  8. I never cook with hoisin sauce but I can imagine how good it tastes with pork chop!

  9. I totally rely on computer stuff to my husband and I get nervous when he's on business trip! Hope your husband is feeling better by now, and I need to try this easy and delicious pork chop! I love both hoisin and fish sauce. Must be delish!


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