Aloha Pork Chop

Aloha Pork Chop is a Hawaiian inspired pork dish prepared by pan frying pork chops then simmered with pineapple slices and peppers in a sauce made with a blend of pineapple juice, soy sauce and honey.


I am not entirely sure where this dish originated but from its name, I am pretty much sure that it has at least some influence from the Hawaiians. We all know pineapples are synonymous to Hawaii hence most dishes where pineapples are added most of us add “Aloha” in its name. Some examples are the Aloha Burgers, Aloha Paradise Bars, Aloha Bread, Aloha Chicken Wings, Aloha Tacos and our dish for today the Aloha Pork Chops. So what is dish all about? Basically it’s a simple dish of twice cooked pork chops, first by pan frying it on a skillet then simmered with pineapple slices and peppers in a sauce made with a blend of pineapple juice, soy sauce and honey. The results is a stunning sweet, tangy, and savoury dish that you can either eat on its own or with rice.

I first tried this dish in my home country, I am not sure though if it’s a Filipino creation but because we also have lots of pineapples, this dish is quite common at least on the place where I grew up. And knowing that these are the favourite flavour profiles of most of the Filipinos, meaning sweet, sour, and savoury, I bet if you’re a Filipino and haven’t tried this one yet, you will easily fall in love with it.

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Aloha Pork Chop

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Aloha Pork Chop is a Hawaiian inspired pork dish prepared by pan frying pork chops then simmered with pineapple slices and peppers in a sauce made with a blend of pineapple juice, soy sauce and honey.


Scale

Ingredients

Pork


  • 1 kg pork shoulder chops or pork chops
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil

Sauce

Others

  • 227 can pineapple chunks, retain juice
  • 1 small red capsicum
  • 1 small green capsicum
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 thumb sized ginger, julienned
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil

Instructions

  1. Season pork shoulder chops with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Prepare a large pan, heat oil the pan fry pork chops for 3 minutes on each side on medium high heat.
  3. Remove pork from the pan then set it aside.
  4. Using the same pan, add oil if needed. Lower heat to medium then add garlic, ginger, and onions.  Sauté for a minute.
  5. Combine all the sauce ingredients together then pour into the pan.
  6. Add the pork back together with the red and green capsicum and pineapples. Bring it to a boil then put heat in low. Cover the pan then simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Season with salt (if needed) and freshly ground black pepper, turn off heat then serve.


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4 Responses

  1. So colourful and it must have tasted really good.

  2. This does sound Hawaiian, but regardless of its origins, it sounds fantastic. I was just looking at my banana catch up in the fridge the other day wondering what uses I might fight for it. And here you are…

  3. Just the name of this dish puts a smile on my face! Sounds so delicious; kinda similar to Chinese sweet and sour pork 🙂

  4. suituapui says:

    We do cook quite a lot of dishes with pineapple. Even with sweet and sour dishes, sometimes we add pineapples too.

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