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Monday, March 18, 2013

Grilled "Hoisin" Marinated Pork Chops

We had such a lovely weekend, weather-wise, I am truly sorry it's time to go back to work.  Although all I really did outside was work (weeding and mowing the yard and washing my car), it was still so very pleasant.  And trust me, I'm very much enjoying this weather as it's about to turn summer here very, very, VERY quickly!

Of course, you know any beautiful weekend will find me next to the grill...... okay, okay, almost all weekends will find me next to the grill - the fantastic thing about living where I don't have to think about digging it out from under snow!!  And what better to grill than meat??  lol  Any meat will do, but two weekends ago, it was pork... mmmm!!!  Now, I stumbled across this recipe on my Grill-it! app and still am not quite sure why the author called it Hoisin marinated.  One, there is no hoisin in his original recipe and two, I couldn't even find a definition of hoisin that would make me understand the name....  Nonetheless, it was a pretty dang good pork recipe and is definitely worth sharing with you....     the sauce recipe... well that's mine... you know you gotta have a good sauce.. I mean, what if I over cooked the chops.... (as if.... ) :)

Grilled "Hoisin" Marinated Pork Chops
Adapted from Grill-It!
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
2 boneless, pork loin chops
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (depending on taste)
1 teaspoon Sriracha 
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
drop or two of sesame oil
For the sauce - (a Jenn's Food Journey Original)
3 Tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons Hoisin sauce
2 teaspoon Srircha
1/2 teaspoon lime juice

Directions:
In a small bowl or measuring cup, add the peanut butter and stir it around to help loosen it up.  Add the soy, a little at a time, stirring to incorporate into the peanut butter.  Add the Sriracha, rice vinegar and sesame oil; stirring to combine.  Place the pork in a shallow dish or resealable bag and pour the marinade over, making sure to cover both sides.  Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

To make the sauce - in a small bowl, add all the ingredients and stir until well combined.  Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees.  Remove pork from marinade and place over direct heat.  Grill 4-5 minutes per side or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5-8 minutes before serving.  Serve with hoisin sauce and enjoy!

One Year Ago:  Chicken Stir Fry with Hoisin Pineapple Sauce
Two Years Ago:  Pulled Pork BBQ Pizza
Three Years Ago:  Chicken Tortilla Pizza

8 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I still have half bottle of hoisin sauce in the fridge, this recipe comes just in time. Thanks, Jenn, for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I haven't had hoisin sauce on hand in years. No reason, just don't think of using it all that often. But I think I could reproduce this (to a degree) with soy sauce and miso. And maybe some spicy preserved radish I happen to have.

StephenC said...

Darn it, anonymous got selected. But it's me.

Pam said...

Great flavors in this pork Jenn. I am glad you had a nice weekend.

belleau kitchen said...

I haven't had good old-fashioned pork chops for ages... these look really great. love that marinade x

Big Dude said...

We had a pretty weekend as well - sunny and low 70's were perfect for outside chores. But back to winter weather the next few days.

Mary said...

What a flavorful dish, Jenn. I love hoisin sauce and you have used it wonderfully well here. I have to try this. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Chris said...

Too funny, at least the sauce had hoisin in it!