I’ve been on this Asian food kick ever since yet another one of my friends took a trip overseas.
One of my friends, Jon, retired early so he could sell everything and travel, and that’s exactly what he did. He’s over in Thailand right now, posting pictures and writing blogs about the amazing experiences and the even more marvelous-looking food.
Another set of friends is traveling through Vietnam right now. She is also posting pictures of interesting cultural differences and of all the delicious dishes they are eating.
I love Asian flavors, especially anything with ginger which is also a digestive aide. If you want, swap out the ground ginger for fresh minced ginger in this recipe for a bolder flavor.
I decided to take my own trip to the Orient while boneless pork chops were on sale this week at Brookshire’s. I love pork with Asian flavors and this recipe did not disappoint.
Asian Marinated Pork Chops
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
6 boneless pork chops
Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, cumin and chili powder in a large plastic zipper bag or bowl with a lid until sugar is dissolved. Place pork chops in the marinade and seal securely. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours. After marinating, preheat a grill or skillet to medium-high heat. Place pork chops onto preheated grill or skillet, and cook for 5-7 minutes per side until the meat is no longer pink inside (or reaches an internal temperature of 145° F).
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 552, Calories from Fat: 108, Fat: 12 g, Trans Fat: 0.1 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 243 mg, Sodium: 2595 mg, Potassium: 1544 mg, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 12 g, Protein: 90 g.
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