Pork chops are our to-go when we want at slab of meat, also known as our ‘caveman days’ (because cavement eat huge slabs of meat – yum!) We love steaks, but they are rather pricey, and can be rather unpredictable. Pork chops are cheap (I’ve seen it as low as $1.79/lb at our local grocery store) and are easier to cook to me, because there is nor blue, rare, medium or well-done. Pork just needs to be just-done, and then they are perfect. Well, I guess that is hard enough.
As much as I like pork, pork is not the kinda meat that I would just throw on the grill with no seasoning. I can do that with beef, and I’d rather do nothing more than that for beef, but for pork, it needs to have some sort of marinade or seasoning so that the ‘porky’ smell doesn’t linger. I ocassionally like the smell of pork – like in stirfrys – but not much more than that. So, with pork chops, I usually marinate them, and pan fry them to awesomeness, or grill them to divinity. I also like them sweet, so here goes!
- 4 pork chops
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon sweet dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Place the pork chops in a large mixing bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl, and toss the pork chops in these ingredients.
Cover the mixing bowl with cling wrap, and let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours for best results. (30 minutes is okay if you really don’t have time.)
When it’s time to cook, throw the pork chops on the grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. (You can also pan fry if you don’t want to grill!)