Fragrant Citrus Steamed Pork

Fragrant Citrus Steamed Pork


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


35 m servings 104 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 10 Ratings


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...

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 Citr...

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 impr...

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.

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 ...

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

A very good dish for autumn!

I loved the citrus taste and the smell was awesome.

My family enjoyed this one quite well. Thanks.