Pork with Plum Sauce Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 5 fresh plums, pitted and coarsely chopped
  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper; cook in the hot oil until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove pork chops to a plate.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir the garlic in the skillet just until fragrant, 10 to 20 seconds. Pour in the soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and cloves; bring to a boil. Stir the mixture until the brown sugar dissolves; add the plums. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer the mixture until the sauce has thickened and the plums are very soft, about 45 minutes. Mash the plums with a potato masher to an applesauce-like texture. Place the pork chops back into the pan and cook in the sauce until no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. A meat thermometer inserted into the middle of a chop should read 145 degrees (63 degrees C).