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Old 08-25-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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Sweet/savory?

I've been in a "cooking rut", and wanted to try something new.

I was ready to make "Hawaiian Chicken", but we did something else with the chicken, so last night I made "Hawaiian Pork Chops".

This worked amazingly well. Though the sauce is sweet alone, with the pork, salty (soy), and onion flavors, it changes dramatically.

Have I been missing out on this "Sweet/ Savory" flavor combo all these years?

My Mom always made "sour/savory" dishes, like Pork Chops with Sauerkraut.

We do use a sweet BBQ sauce here in Texas, now that I think about it.

Eric, Austin Tx.

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Old 08-25-2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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Have you ever had Thai food? The defining flavor is a balance of sweet (sugar), sour (lime or lemon), hot (chiles) and salty (fish sauce). Very delicious

Then there's sweet (pineapples and pineapple juice) and sour (vinegar) chicken or pork in Chinese cuisine. Also delicious when done right.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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I understand the "rut" thing Eric... my rut is I just get in the loop of cooking the same recipes over and over and then before I realize it, I'm burnt out on the things I like most!

I have never been a big fan of sweet dinner items... like sweet sauces poured over veggies or meat, but lately I have found myself craving it at times. Like with BBQ as you mentioned. Or opting for Japanese or Chinese dishes with a sweet/savor sauce as opposed to the burn a whole in my stomache choices.

Sounds like your Pork Chops turned out really well!
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I'm a huge fan of sweet/savory. I make a pork roast with a raspberry/chipotle glaze...the chipotle isn't a strong heat in it. Hawaiian pizza is another sweet/savory dish that I love. Slather a bit of honey on the crust and add your white cheese, pineapple, ham, and big chunks of spring onion.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:02 PM   #5
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I'm a huge fan of sweet/savory. I make a pork roast with a raspberry/chipotle glaze...the chipotle isn't a strong heat in it. Hawaiian pizza is another sweet/savory dish that I love. Slather a bit of honey on the crust and add your white cheese, pineapple, ham, and big chunks of spring onion.
Ooooh, I would love to have the recipe for the raspberry/chipotle glaze, KE.
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mmmmmm Hawaiian Pizza.....
I think I may have to stop at Papa Murphy's tomorrow.....
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could have sworn I posted here....


just look up Huli huli chicken...not as good when made at home, as it is best eaten after a long day in and around Hali'ewa, but still, makes me miss O'ahu.
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The embarassing thing is, I used to think recipes like Pork Loin with Dried Cherry sauce , was just sort of silly...

Now I'm thinking that might be really good!

If anything about last night I might add would be some "heat" (spicy)

A local restaurant here serves a "Jezebell" sauce that I think is like Jelly and Horseradish....and is very good with Pork..

I Love this Board! and thanks all!

Tattrat, I think I used the Huli Huli recipe, and what I did with the Chicken was Good Weed's recipe for "Srirachi Chicken" which is very good.

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.
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The embarassing thing is, I used to think recipes like Pork Loin with Dried Cherry sauce , was just sort of silly...

Now I'm thinking that might be really good!

If anything about last night I might add would be some "heat" (spicy)

A local restaurant here serves a "Jezebell" sauce that I think is like Jelly and Horseradish....and is very good with Pork..

I Love this Board! and thanks all!

Tattrat, I think I used the Huli Huli recipe, and what I did with the Chicken was Good Weed's recipe for "Srirachi Chicken" which is very good.

Thanks, Eric, Austin Tx.
This is great for parties: Make a sauce for meatballs from a jar of grape jelly and a bottle of chili sauce. YUM!
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