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Caramelized Grilled Pork

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“I've been looking for recipes to use up some Asian condiments and came across this one which I plan on making soon. I think this pork will be great as part as an Asian meal with rice ans stir fry vegetables or with rice noodle salad. Recipe source: Gourmet (June 2005)”

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  1. Pound chops between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper with a meat pounder (flat side) or rolling pin until meat is 1/8 inch thick.
  2. Make several small slits around edge of each chop.
  3. Half each chop lengthwise and transfer to bowl.
  4. In a saucepan cook sugar over medium heat until it begins to melt, continue cooking stirring until sugar is melted into a golden caramel.
  5. Add shallots, lime juice, fish sauce and salt and cook 2 minutes longer or until caramel is dissolved and shallots are softened.
  6. Pour sauce over pork, toss.
  7. Heat a grill pan over heat until hot, but not smoking.
  8. Grill pork in batches, turning once until cooked through (1-3 minutes per side).
  9. Discard any remaining caramel sauce.

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