Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dukan Pork Chops with Creamy Ponzu Sauce

HE SAID: Not bad, prefer chicken or fish
SHE SAID: Great, doesn't taste the same without the butter, but it really didn't make that big of a difference.

Pork Chops with Creamy Ponzu Sauce
Years ago Hiroshi's Eurasian Tapas here in Honolulu served a simple, but great steak with a creamy ponzu sauce (citrusy soy based sauce).   It was so goooo.  They no longer have that dish on the menu, but the simple recipe is forever etched in our brains.  The original recipe calls for butter, but we omitted the butter and the sauce was still great.

There are actually several kinds of ponzu sauce and last night we found a no fat, no sugar Yuzu Ponzu Sauce at Marukai here in Honolulu produced by Kikkoman.  If you can't find Ponzu Sauce in a market near you, it's very easy to make.  Google 'Ponzu Sauce Recipe' and you'll have your choice of ponzu sauces to choose from, depends on what kind of taste you prefer.   Ponzu is very citrusy, so if you prefer a milder citrus taste, we would add more non-fat half-and-half to your sauce.

Yuzu Ponzu Sauce
by Kikkoman
Also, this sauce went well with beef, pork and we're sure it would go great with chicken and fish too.

Serves 2, plus leftovers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes (we have a small pan)

4 boneless pork loin chops, fat trimmed (we cut ours kind of like medallions for easier eating)
1/2 c. ponzu sauce
1/4 c. non-fat half-and-half
1 t. cornstarch
salt and pepper

Season pork chops and pan fry.  We used our non-stick pan and didn't need any oil or non-stick spray.  Place cooked pork chops on a plate and keep warm.  You'll want to have your sauce, half-and-half and cornstarch measured out since the sauce cooks quickly.  In the same pan (lower your heat), pour in your ponzu sauce and swirl around scrapping all the grease from the pork (which isn't a whole lot).  Swirl around for a couple of minutes.  Add some of the heated ponzu sauce to your non-fat half-and-half, mix and slowly add back to your pan.  Turn heat up and let simmer.  In the meantime, make a paste with your cornstarch using some of the ponzu cream sauce, then add to the pan and constantly stir until your sauce thickens.  Lower heat and add pork back in to heat pork up and serve.



  1. you're welcome, we both loved this recipe.

  2. awesome post........
    This blog is ever amazing. Thanks


  3. Dr. Salman and LoganDylan: you're welcome, glad you are enjoying our recipes!