Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Asian Pork Chops

A long time ago, at a previous place of employment, I had the privilege of eating lunch with some amazing people. Aside from great conversation, one of the best things to ever come from those lunches was this recipe. It is my absolute favorite way to prepare pork chops (and my family's favorite way to eat them), and I am so happy that it is now officially "grilling season" in our neck of the woods so that we can make them more often.  If you want to know more about hoisin sauce and other ways to use it in cooking, as well as a bit more about me and my undying love for the ingredient, head on over to our friend’s blog, The Unhip Chick, where I have a guest post today. (The Chick likes to try new products and services and gives them a “chickalicious” rating based on her experiences. While you are there, check out her other great posts about food and kitchen gadgets, too!)

  • 5 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  1. Combine first five ingredients and marinate pork chops for one hour at room temperature or 24 hours in the fridge.
  2. Grill until juices run clear (about 4-5 minutes each side, but this depends on thickness of chops, so watching for juices is the best way to time)

Note: My kids love this recipe, and they love it even more when I serve it with seaweed sheets.  We put a bit of rice, a bit of meat, and some veggies in the seaweed, roll or fold it up, and pop it in our mouths.  My kids think of it as a special treat and get so excited when they hear that we are having this meal!

Difficulty: Very easy
Time: 5 minutes prep, 1-24 hours marinating, ~10 minutes grilling
Source: a former co-worker


  1. Awesome!! This recipe was a hit with my family, and it tastes great!

  2. So glad you liked it! This is definitely one of our favorites. :)