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Asian spices give this barbecue sauce a complex flavor, which enhances the sweet-tart flavor of the plums. Once it's cooked, set aside 2 1/2 cups sauce to serve with the pork, and use remaining to baste as it cooks.

Paul Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2011

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Credit: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1/3 cup sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add sugar and the next 10 ingredients (through star anise); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until plums break down and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Discard cloves and anise.

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  • Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add pork to pan; sauté 7 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.

  • Transfer pork to a foil-lined jelly-roll pan; coat with 1/2 cup plum sauce. Roast pork at 450° for 15 minutes. Remove pork from oven. Turn pork over; coat with an additional 1/2 cup plum sauce. Roast 10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of pork registers 155°. Remove from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Slice crosswise. Serve with remaining plum sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

378 calories; fat 10.3g; saturated fat 1.6g; mono fat 5.6g; poly fat 2.4g; protein 25.2g; carbohydrates 50.7g; fiber 4.7g; cholesterol 62mg; iron 2mg; sodium 417mg; calcium 22mg.
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