Dinner in Under 20 Minutes: Five-Spice Pork
February 26, 2009
Five-spice powder is a spice used often in Chinese cooking, but it’s a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and szechuan peppercorns. It is now commonly found in all grocery stores in the spice section and yields lots of unique but delicious flavors. If you don’t eat pork, this recipe works great with thinly sliced chicken breasts. Serve with rice, Asian noodles or steamed broccoli and a salad for a complete weeknight meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
2 tablespoons honey
11/2 pounds thinly sliced boneless pork loin chops
1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; pour over pork. Marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour, if desired. Cook in a large lightly greased saute pan over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.