Sunday, 14 August 2011

Cantonese homey dish - pork chops in tomato sauce

I know this dish doesn't sound Chinese at all but it's one of my favourite Cantonese homey dishes. Different people make it differently, of course, and I was sooooo thrilled when I made it without consulting my mum and I still achieved the same taste! It's super duper easy to make, and no Chinese ingredient is needed!!!

What you'll need (serving: 2 people)
4 medium-sized tomatoes, peeled and diced (no need to remove seeds)
1 onion, julienned
3 big pieces of pork chop
3-4 cloves of garlic, fined diced (for the marinade)
salt and sugar (marinade)
cooking wine (marinade)

First, deal with the pork chops. Use a bread knife to tenderise them by 'chopping' them without really cutting into the flesh. 'Chop' both sides of the pork chops, then marinate with salt, sugar, garlic and cooking wine for at least 30 minutes. 

Fry the pork chops (in a pot / a wok). When they are 80-90% done, remove them from the wok. A wok is great if you're lazy like me! This is totally a one-wok dish... :) 
In the same wok, cook the onion until tender, and add half of the tomatoes. When the tomatoes have become a 'sauce', add the pork chops (cut into smaller pieces) and the rest of the tomatoes. Cook for about 15 minutes. There is no need to add ketchup or any other condiment. 
Ta-da! 
This dish is best served with Thai jasmine rice, as one of two dishes for two persons!
Enjoy!

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