Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins
I got this recipe out of Martha Stewart Living magazine, and have made it a number of times. The pork comes out so juicy and tender, no matter what kind of chops I use. To be truthful, I only use the marinade, and I cook the chops on the BBQ. I normally use boneless loin chops, about 1" thick, and marinate them for about an hour. I use only half the sugar because I don't like a sweet meat, and it helps keep the chops from burning on the grill. We love this served with rice.
- 1⁄4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 scallion, finely chopped
- fresh ground pepper
- 4 pork chops (8 ounces each, 3/4 inch thick)
- Whisk together soy sauce, 3 tablespoons oil, ginger, sugar, chopped scallion, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
- Arrange pork chops in 9X13 inch glass dish. Reserve 3 tablespoons marinade and pour rest over chops. Marinate, covered with plastic wrap, flipping chops halfway through, for 45 minutes.
- Heat remaining tablespoons of oil in large sklillet over medium high heat. Remove pork chops from the marinade and sear for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Flip chops, and sear until just cooked through, 3-4 minutes more. Transfer chops to a board or platter and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Add reserved marinade to skillet. Simmer over medium heat until thickened, about 30 seconds. Spoon over chops, and garnish with chopped scallions.
- The preparation time includes the marinating time.