Asian Inspired Marinated Pork Chops
Alex and I love quick and easy meals, especially on weeknights. And since Alex is in charge of the dishes, I try and make as little a mess as possible (sometimes I fail). I'm a fan of "one pot" meals like this. Easy to make, yummy to eat, easy to clean up!
Since this needs to marinate for a bit, this is a great meal to prep when you get home and cook once you are ready to eat!
You will need:
- 2 pork chops: I used bone in style that were about 3/4 to 1 inch thick, but whatever your preference is, use that. The thicker the chops, the more time they will need to cook, so keep that in mind.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce, (I used a gluten free brand)
- 2 tbsp honey
- 4-6 cloves garlic, minced. (Love garlic? Add more!)
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1-2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2-3 tsp sriracha
- Dash of black pepper
- Sesame seeds & Green onion (for garnish)
- In a medium size bowl whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and sriracha sauce. Pour over pork chops and let marinade for at least 20 minutes, up to 1 hour.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet for medium high heat. Add pork chops, without marinade, and cook for about 5 minutes, until it gets a lovely brownish color.
- Flip the pork chops and add the remaining marinade to the pan. It works best to pour over the chops. Cook another 5 min on this side. While it's cooking, use a large spoon to scoop up sauce and coat the top of the pork chop every so often.
- Remove from pan, serve with rice and pour the sauce over everything or leave it on the side and use it as a dip. Honestly, just eat it. It's so good.
- Top with sesame seeds and green onions.