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Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Honey Glazed Pork

This sriracha honey glazed pork is sweet and spicy and comes together in less than 30 minutes! I use sliced pork loin in this recipe, but there's no problem to use the same for pork chops too. Perfectly glazed and so good with something green like green beans or kale and potatoes or rice. 

 

Honey glazed pork strips in a white bowl with chopsticks. Seen from above.

 

It also has orange marmelade which is one of my favorite ways to sweeten up savory dishes - alongside honey of course. I also use that in this honey mustard dressing for a panko chicken sandwich. There's something so satisfying with sweet and savory combinations! 

 

Just like basil and strawberry, this blackberry basil balsamic grilled cheese is a surprising combination that works really well, or using peaches in a bacon salad. A few years ago, I couldn't stand the thought of pineapple in savory dishes, but now I love it. Maybe it has something to do with age, or being exposed to it enough. 

 

Anyway, I digress...

 

Pork strips on a rectangular plate, in a sweet and spicy sauce.

 

Side dishes to serve with it

 

The thing about this honey glazed pork, is that it can work with so many different kinds of side dishes! My #1 way of eating it is by serving it with oven roasted potatoes and garlic green beans

 

 

So to sum up, I really love any kind of green veg like broccoli, green beans or kale and some sort of carb like noodles, rice and potatoes. No matter how you like it, you can make this more comforting or lighter and that is what I love about this kind of recipe.

 

Honey glazed pork strips in a white bowl.

 

How to make it with pork chops

 

I usually use pork strips for this recipe, but sometimes I just really crave pork chops. It is just as easy! Or maybe even easier, as there's not cutting involved. Take the chops out of the fridge 20 minutes before frying, pat it dry with a paper towel and season liberally with salt and pepper.

 

On medium high heat, add oil and then the pork chops. Sear for 3-5 minutes on one side and turn to brown the other side (another minute). The time will vary depending on the thickness of the pork chops. 

 

You can use a meat thermometer to check when the pork chops are done. You should remove them from the heat when they reach 145F (63C), and after resting it will eventually reach 160F (71C). I never do this, I just feel it with the spatula to see if it has a slight resistance but not hard. This comes with practice. 

 

Let the pork chops rest for 10 minutes before cutting into it, so that the juices go back into the meat. Pork chops don't work as well with noodles (or at least I think so), but perfect with rice and potatoes. 

 

Chopsticks holding a piece of glazed pork.

 

Honey Glazed Pork

 

This is surprisingly easy even though you get a ton of flavor. In a small saucepan, mix honey, orange marmelade, juice and zest of one orange, garlic, red chili, sriracha and salt. If you're feeling fierce, add a couple of tablespoon of mustard as well! Yes, it may sound like a weird combo, but it is actually really delicious! 

 

On medium heat, let this come to a simmer and simmer for 5-10 minutes - until it has thickened. In the meanwhile, we will start with the pork.

 

A bowl with pork strips in a sweet sriracha glazing. Chopsticks on the edge of the plate.

 

If you have a pork loin, remove the silver skin and cut it into strips. The length doesn't matter, but try to aim for the same thickness of them so they finish at the same time (½ inch thick is pretty good). I usually buy finished strips from the store, but it is the same. Pat the meat dry with a paper towel.

 

Warm a skillet to medium high heat and add neutral oil to the pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the pork and fry for a couple of minutes on each side, until cooked through. 

 

Once the pork is done, pour the thickened sauce over and give it a good mix. Extra yummy with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh cilantro. Serve with all the side dishes you want! 

 

Enjoy!

 

A white bowl with pork strips in a spicy sweet sauce, garnished with green onion.

 

Did you like this recipe? Here are more sweet and spicy I think you will like:

 

 

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Honey glazed pork strips in a white bowl with chopsticks. Seen from above.

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Honey Glazed Pork

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Sriracha honey glazed pork is sweet and spicy and comes together in less than 30 minutes! You can both use pork chops or pork loin in this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds pork loin, cut into strips (700 grams)
  • ¼ cup honey (100 grams)
  • ¾ cup orange marmalade (240 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha (or to taste)
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard (optional!)
  • ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. If you have a pork loin, remove the silver skin and cut it into strips. The length doesn’t matter, but try to aim for the same thickness of them so they finish at the same time (½ inch thick is pretty good). I usually buy finished strips from the store, but it is the same. Pat the meat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Mix all sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan; honey through mustard if using. Let it come to a simmer and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until it has thickened. The pork should be made simultaneously to avoid getting the sauce too thick.
  3. Warm a skillet to medium high heat and add neutral oil to the pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the pork and fry for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  4. Once the pork is done, pour the thickened sauce over and give it a good mix. Extra yummy with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh cilantro or green onion. Serve with all the side dishes you want! I really like oven roasted potatoes and green beans, but rice, noodles (especially ginger sesame noodles!) and any veg will work amazingly.

Notes

If you want to use pork chops instead, please read blog post on how to do that.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size:
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 15.9gSaturated Fat: 5.9gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 44.5gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 38.9gProtein: 31.8g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, estimate for informational purposes only.

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Jacqueline Debono

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Looks amazing!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Thank you so much, Jacqueline!

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