- Olive oil, for greasing
- 1 whole star anise pod
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Four 8-ounce bone-in pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
- Cilantro leaves, for garnish
How to make this recipe
- Preheat the broiler. Lightly grease a medium roasting pan with olive oil.
- In a spice grinder, finely grind the star anise pod. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in the cumin, coriander, fennel, paprika, cinnamon and ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Rub the spice mix all over the pork chops. Set the chops in the roasting pan and broil 6 inches from the heat until golden and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the pork chops to plates.
- Add the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and ginger to the roasting pan and simmer over moderate heat for 2 minutes, stirring and scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Whisk in the butter.
- Spoon the soy-ginger sauce over the pork chops and garnish with cilantro.
Contributed By Jonathan Waxman Photo © Fredrika Stjarne