Everyday Mom's Meals: Pigs in Kimonos

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pigs in Kimonos

Cute, right?? I said the other day how I have to keep coming up w/ creative names for blog posts in order to catch the eyes of potential readers, and that is my most recent attempt at humor :-) We love pork--chops, bacon, ham, roast--all of them are repeat players at our dinner table. So I am always looking for new and interesting ways to season and flavor them. I was hungry for fried cabbage and noodles and thought since it is sort of on the side of a stir fry (a little bit anyway) why not go Asian w/ the pork chops? I realized pork chops were one thing I had never "taken to Asia" so why not. After all we love honey soy chicken and beef stir fry, so why not pork? It's not like we don't enjoy pork in Chinese dishes when we go out--pot stickers, sweet n sour, etc. Well, I am happy to report I was right on the money. This marinade/glaze was the perfect pairing w/ juicy boneless pork chops cooked on the open flame. In fact, I think the citrus in it helped to keep them even more moist than usual. Let's face it pork chops are one of those things that can dry out in the blink of an eye if you aren't careful. I only marinaded them for 2 hours this time due to time constraints, but next time I will definitely let them "soak" over night. So, dress up those chops in style! Even pigs deserve to look pretty every once in a while!

Grilled Asian Pork Chops Adapted from Allrecipes

1/2 c. orange juice
2 TBS soy sauce
2 TBS fresh ginger, grated
1-2 garlic cloves, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
6 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick

In a shallow container, mix orange juice, soy, ginger, garlic and s/p. Add chops and turn to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight, turning occasionally. Preheat grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill chops for 5-6 minutes per side. 

Shared on This Chic Cooks Aug. 3, 2011
Shared on Lark's Country Heart Aug. 3, 2011
Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Aug. 3, 2011
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Aug. 4, 2011
Shared on Amee's Savory Dish Aug. 5, 2011
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Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Sounds yummy!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
This sounds like a great Pork Chop and we would really enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon! Hope you are having a great week end.
Miz Helen