Pork Chops with Soju Sauce

    25 minutes

    Soju is a popular Korean beverage roughly similar to sake but sweeter. You should be able to find it in Asian shops.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 2 pork chops
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/4 onion, sliced
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced
    • 1/2 cup Korean soju

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a frypan over high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper then place in the frypan in the hot oil; cook until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 6 minutes more.
    2. Remove pork chops from the frypan and set aside. Add the sliced onion to the frypan; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and soju, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the frypan. Simmer until liquid as reduced, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle the sauce over the pork chops for serving.

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    The flavour itself was rather good and the Soju and lemon went really with well with the onions. However, I found that it didn't yield as much sauce as I would have expected. Definitely worth a shot and very filling.  -  17 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Really enjoyed this recipe! The onions were the highlight of the dish and as mentioned before the flavors go really well together. I upped the amount of Soju, onion, and lemon juice to make sure there was plenty to go around. My boyfriend is half Korean so there is always a bottle of Soju sitting around. Glad to finally have a great use for it!  -  12 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)