Wednesday, October 31

Asian-Marinated Pork Chops

Asian Marinated Pork Chops

I do a lot of meal prep for the week on Sundays, which usually includes grocery shopping, making a big meal that can be broken down into leftovers, and creating marinades. Marinades are a great way to impart flavor into food ahead of time, so that when the time comes to cook, all you need to do is pop the meat into the oven or onto the grill. This one contains lots of ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and tastes great on pork or chicken. I prepare it the night before so that when I get home from work it takes less than thirty minutes to put food on the table. Try serving it with this simple green salad (make the dressing the night before, too) and you’ll be able to serve a hearty, well-rounded meal any night of the week. 

Asian-Marinated Pork Chops:
  • Combine 4 tbsp. soy sauce, 2 tbsp. brown sugar, 4 tsp. freshly grated ginger, 2 cloves minced garlic, and 2 tsp. sesame oil.
  • Pour marinade in a large resealable bag and place in 2 boneless pork chops.*
  • Close bag, squeezing out all the air, and place in the fridge overnight.
  • When ready to cook, remove chops from the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill to high and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until just slightly pink.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Serves two - three
*You can use bone-in chops but they will take longer to cook.