Are you looking for a delicious, mouth-watering dish that’s perfect for special occasions or a cozy family dinner? Look no further! I’ve got just the thing: Honey Glazed Pork. This succulent recipe has quickly become a family favorite, and I know it’ll be a hit in your home too. In this post, I’ll share my personal story, traditions, and experiences with the recipe, as well as the mistakes I made (and how to avoid them). So let’s dive in!
I first discovered this recipe when I was visiting my dear friend in the countryside. Her kitchen was always filled with the most delightful aromas, and on this particular day, I couldn’t resist asking for the secret behind her heavenly Honey Glazed Pork. She graciously shared her recipe with me, and it’s been a staple in my home ever since.
Honey Glazed Pork is versatile enough for any occasion. It’s perfect for holiday celebrations like Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving when you want a dish that’s both festive and flavorful. But don’t feel limited to special days – this recipe is also perfect for Sunday dinners, potlucks, or just a cozy night in with your loved ones.
Over the years, I’ve cooked Honey Glazed Pork countless times, and each time, I fall in love with it all over again. The combination of tender, juicy pork and the sweet, sticky glaze is simply irresistible. Plus, the recipe is relatively easy, which is a huge bonus for me as a busy mom.
I’ve learned a few lessons along the way while cooking Honey Glazed Pork, and I’m here to share them with you:
- UNDERCOOKED PORK: Be sure to use a meat thermometer to check that your pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Undercooked pork is not only unsafe, but it can be tough and chewy.
- TOO SALTY: Use low-sodium soy sauce in the glaze to avoid overwhelming the dish with saltiness.
- BURNED GLAZE: Keep a close eye on the glaze while it’s reducing. If it starts to burn, remove it from the heat immediately and add a splash of water to thin it out.
- DRY PORK: To ensure your pork stays juicy and tender, avoid overcooking it. Once it reaches the correct internal temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
Honey Glazed Pork is a dish that’s guaranteed to impress your family and friends. It’s a perfect blend of sweet, savory, and tender – and it’s truly a crowd-pleaser. Plus, with the lessons I’ve shared, you can avoid common mistakes and create a dish that’s nothing short of perfection.
In conclusion, Honey Glazed Pork is a must-try recipe for anyone looking to elevate their cooking game. It’s versatile, delicious, and simple to make – what more could you ask for? So go ahead, give it a try, and let the compliments roll in!
Honey Glazed Pork ChopCourse: DinnerCuisine: American
4 x ½ lb. pork boneless cutlets, trimmed
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ cup honey
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Sesame seeds
1 tsp. red chili flakes
2 tbsp. green onions, finely chopped
Salt to taste
- Add honey, minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame seeds, red chili flakes, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, and 2 tbsp in a medium water bowl. Mix well and set aside.
- Pat the pork cutlets dry using a kitchen towel and season them generously with salt.
- Place a large pan over medium heat with olive oil. Once the oil heats up, place cutlets and cook them for 3 minutes. Once they get a nice golden color, flip and cook for about 2 more minutes or until they get a color.
- Pour the prepared honey mixture over the pork. Let the mixture simmer for a minute or two.
- Flip the pork chops. Use a spoon to scoop the glaze over the pork chops.
- Cook until the pork chops are cooked through and the sauce is thick.
- Once done, garnish the pork chops with finely chopped green onions and serve with your favorite side.
- If you are using frozen pork chops, thaw them by placing them in the refrigerator overnight.
- You can also use bone-in pork chop for this recipe. The cooking time may vary slightly.
- You can also use a thermometer to check the doneness of the pork chop.
- Serve honey-glazed pork chops with steamed rice and sautéed vegetables.