Soy Mirin Pork Chop
Adapted from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
I was looking through Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything iPhone application one weekend for a twist on searing an everyday pork chop. I came across this variation using common Asian seasonings and flavors. I love searing and simmering meat in a skillet on the stovetop, especially as the weather gets cooler, for a few reasons: it’s relatively quick cooking, pan juices and simmering liquid are a built in sauce, the simmering in liquid helps keep the pork chops juicy and tender. The only drawback is the process requires attention, so you can’t just walk away for 30 minutes while it cooks. You can make a side dish or two in between the pork chop cooking steps however, so you do get a complete meal in 30 minutes, which really isn’t a big time commitment.