Honey Mushrooms Pork Chops by Quek Seok Bin

First try on making Pork Chops and used Huiji honey to sweeten the sauce. Taste good with hot steamed rice.

5 pork Chops
1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
3 cloves of garlic , smashed
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup Huiji honey
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp ginger juice

  1. Pork Chops washed, pat dry and used a tenderizer or back of the cleaver to tenderize the meat in both sides. Dissolved 1/4 cup of salt and 1/4 of light brown sugar in 5 cups of water, then add two cups of ice-cubes. Then immerse Pork Chops into brine and leave overnight. (Brine will tenderize Pork Chops and meat will be soft). 
  2. Pour away the water of the brine. Rinse and pat dry Pork Chops. Set aside. Heat up saucepan and melt a knob of unsalted butter. Panfry pork Chops till brown on both sides. Set aside. 
  3. Prepare sauce ingredients in a bowl. Add a tbsp of oil in saucepan. Once heated, add smashed garlic and Stirfry for a minute. Add mushrooms and continue to fry till fragrant. Add prepared sauce and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer for five mins. Add pork Chops and coat with sauce. Simmer Pork Chops for ten mins. Mix 1 tbsp cornflour with 2tbsps water and thicken sauce accordingly. Serve hot with steamed rice.