After weeks of unbearably hoooottttt weather we finally have a cool, rainy day so I thought I would cook. We had just purchased a large package of pork loin chops on sale. I had a great recipe for pork spare ribs that I hadn’t made for over 20 years. I looked through my recipe collection and found a stained copy of the recipe.
4 tablespoons clear honey
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2/3 cup orange juice
1-1/4 cup tomato ketchup
2 garlic cloves, crushed (I replaced with scallions.)
1 teaspoon dried basil (I replaced with 2 sprigs of fresh basil.)
salt and pepper
Mix all the marinade ingredients together and pour over the pork, cover and refrigerate overnight.
This is a recipe for spare ribs which I replaced with about 5 pounds of pork loin chops. The meat was frozen when I started so I marinated it and let it thaw on the counter for about 5 hours then cooked the meat and sauce in a baking pan in a 375 degree oven for about an hour and 15 minutes.
The entire pan was covered tightly with aluminum foil for the first half hour. Next time I might leave the foil on a little longer.
We enjoyed these on Saturday for dinner and again on Sunday for lunch. I just can’t get enough of the barbeque sauce.
Next time I might make a double recipe of sauce. One note about the sauce: it’s not nearly as good when first made as it is after it has cooked for an hour over the meat.
What’s cooking at your house?