Pork combined with fruit is a special and unique combination. This dish has all the great components of Asian cooking,sweet ,tart , spicy and a little sour. How can you go wrong with a recipe from the great C.I.A of America.
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon Aniseed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Dark sesame oil.
6 Pork chops
1 cup chopped bottled pimientos,drained
6 fresh apricots,halved and pitted
1/4 cup ketchup
Grated zest of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves,crushed
1/4 cup chicken broth
salt to taste
TO MAKE MARINADE
In a large mortar ,crush the garlic cloves,aniseed, and salt together to make a paste. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Put the chops in a shallow baking dish. Rub the pork chops with the marinade. Cover and refridgerate for 2-3 hours.
Light a fire in a charcoal or gas grill. remove the pork chops from the marinade.
In a small saucepan,combine the pimientos,apricots, ketchup,lemon zest, garlic, and chicken broth and simmer for 30 minutes. Puree and strain through a fine meshed sieve. The consistency should be that of a syrup. Adjust it ,if necessary by reducing it furthur or adding more broth. Season with salt. set aside and keep warm.
Grill the chops over medium -hot fire for 5 minutes on each side. Serve with rice and the sauce on the side.