Fragrant Citrus Steamed Pork Recipe -
Fragrant Citrus Steamed Pork Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Fragrant Citrus Steamed Pork

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"Pork chops steamed with the fragrance of orange or lemon and spices of your choice. Healthy, delicate, delicious."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Put the water, lemon or orange juice, and spices in a deep skillet with a lid. Mix together. Bring mixture to a soft boil.
  2. Place a cooling rack over the skillet, and place pork chops on cooling rack to suspend the chops over the boiling citrus water. Place lid over chops and skillet to keep in most of the steam. Flip pork chops after 6 to 8 minutes, and continue cooking for another 10 to 15 minutes or until done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2004

This dish smelled so good while it was cooking! The end result is an ok tasting pork chop that doesn't look very good, too pale. You will need something to go with it. I served these with Citrus Salsa(from Splenda) that I found on this site. That made the dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 25, 2009

The smell was good, but after cooking it the minimum suggested amount of time, it was slightly tough, and didn't have much of a citrus or spice taste. Also, the water all boiled away, leaving me with a mess of burned spices at the bottom of the pot. I would definitely watch this more closely next time, and find some type of sauce or marinade for it.


10 Ratings

Jul 31, 2008

Having read other reviews about the pork being bland or lacking flavor I decided to try marinating the pork in the steaming liquid before cooking. I marinated it for about 3 hours. It did improve the appearance but the flavor was still not intense enough. The pork definitely needs a sauce or salsa to go with it. I did not try the Citus Salsa one other reviewer used but the next time I will.

Jan 21, 2003

Although this recipe was quick and easy, we felt that the pork needed to be served with some kind of sauce. The chops were very tender, but also very bland.

Sep 02, 2006

I agree; the final product came out tasting like steamed pork and not much else. I detected neither orange nor spices in it. It does need a sauce, so I improvised one: 2 parts worcestershire sauce 4 parts light cream 2 parts orange juice 1 part lemon juice I mixed them all together and heated themto the point where the edges just started to bubble, then turned the heat down a little and reduced it to a reasonable sauce thickness. It worked rather well with the pork. Brought my ** rating up to a ***.

Aug 26, 2010

The pork cooked well and the scent was wonderful while cooking. Not enough of the spices wound up in the pork for added flavor.

Nov 25, 2004

A very good dish for autumn!

Jan 26, 2009

I loved the citrus taste and the smell was awesome.


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  • Calories
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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