Asian Grilled Pork Chops

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

Pork Chops

4
center-cut pork loin chops (about 1 inch thick), trimmed of excess fat
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Basting Sauce

1
tablespoon sesame seeds
2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon minced garlic
1/4
cup soy sauce
1
tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 1/2
teaspoons rice or other light vinegar
1
teaspoon honey

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Rinse pork chops; pat dry. Rub with vegetable oil; drizzle with orange juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2 In small bowl, beat basting sauce ingredients with whisk until well blended.
  • 3 Place pork on hottest side of grill; sear 1 to 2 minutes on each side, being careful not to burn pork. Move pork to cooler side of grill; cook 10 to 20 minutes, turning several times and basting both sides generously with soy sauce mixture, until pork is firm to the touch, juices run clear and center is just pink when cut with knife. (The timing will depend on the heat of the grill and the thickness of the chops. Covering the grill will speed the cooking time.) Discard any remaining basting sauce.
  • 4 If desired, serve pork over hot cooked pasta or rice.

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Tips

Expert Tips

After making the basting sauce, reserve 3 tablespoons mixture to toss with the hot pasta or rice before serving.

Grill fresh asparagus spears alongside the pork chops.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
468.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29.6g
46%
Saturated Fat
7.1g
36%
Cholesterol
137.3mg
46%
Sodium
1210.6mg
50%
Total Carbohydrate
5.2g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
43.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
3.50%
4%
Calcium
6.80%
7%
Iron
11.30%
11%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.