Just add vinegar...

...and soysauce... Part 1

Today, I'm celebrating our taste buds. :D Taste is such an important factor for everyone, especially, when it comes to enjoying food. And I, for one, love enjoying food. 

This past Monday, I cooked some pork chops for dinner for the hubby. I never really follow any recipe and just usually sometimes look what I have in the pantry and just run with it. For this dinner, I had pork chops, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and salt and pepper to taste. Seems simple enough, right? But, as the hubby stated when he came home that night, "smells vinegary..." 

It's a staple in my cooking- vinegar and soy sauce. I never cook anything without adding a little bit of it in. Growing up Filipino, my taste buds are just used to the tangy taste that the vinegar seems to add to the dish. And, the soy sauce, don't get me started. But, I came to realize that both of these ingredients are a main staple in the Filipino cuisine

Pork Chops with a Touch of Sesame Oil:

  1. Brown pork chops in a pan in EVOO. (Especially love the EVOO from Trader Joe's, see picture below for how it looks like- it also smells great and perfect to pair with balsamic vinegar)
  2. Cook for a few minutes on each side.
  3. While the pork chops are cooking, the natural oils will start coming out.
  4. Add apple spiced vinegar and soysauce. Add a touch of sesame oil, since this was like my secret ingredient. 
  5. EVOO can be added, if the sauce seem to run dry.
  6. Cook until pork chop is tender and cooked through.
  7. Serve while hot on a bed of rice.
  8. ENJOY!

Almost done cooking! Just waiting to be served...

Served hot on a bed of white rice, with some seasoning.

A picture of all the ingredients that I used for this dish: EVOO, Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 
Sesame Oil, Salt and Pepper. I added Apple Spiced Vinegar as well, but, it looks like, it 
didn't make it in the picture. 


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