These are great…They are perfect summer food, as you can eat them hot from the grill, or later chilled in a salad or sandwiches. You can also broil these using the grilling directions OR bake them for about 30 minutes at 375, covered.
(I hate writing from the library. Didn’t it used to be a quiet place??????)
Anyway. Marinate these for 24 hours prior to grilling. You can even put them in a marinade in a freezer bag and freeze them in the marinade and then take out at a later time, thaw and grill. Don’t you love versatility?
8 pork loin chops
1/4 c hoisin sauce
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c honey
2 tbs rice vinegar
4 cloves garlic minced
2 Tbs chopped fresh ginger
Combine ingredients except pork in a casserole dish or ziploc type bag. Mix well. Add prok and marinate for 4 to 24 hours. Make sure all surfaces of meat are exposed to the marinade by turning meat at least once.
Drain pork and discard marinade. Grill on a hot grill, 4-5 inches from heat source for 5-6 minutes per side, until juices run clear or until desired internal temperature is reached. You can stop at this point and refridgerate if you would like the pork for salad or sandwiches.
I like to top with chopped scallions as a nice finish and serve with an orange, red onion and lettuce salad, some crusty bread, maybe a nice fruity red wine, and Aisa’s apple tart for dessert woul be perfect!
The orange and onion salad is quite simple. You just tear mixed leaf lettuce, or lettuce of choice into bite sized pieces, add sliced red onions. Now, cut the peel and skin from an orange, clementines or blood oranges are great for this salad. Add gently to the salad.
Use about 1/4 c fresh orange juice, 2 tbs honey, 2 tbs vinegar (your choice in this, balsamic is nice, rice is nice..whatever you have) or to taste, and about 2 tbs olive oil. Shake in a pint jar until well mixed and add salt, pepper and freshly grated orange peel to taste. Do be sure to check seasoning and adjust to personal taste.
This is a fabulous summer meal to share with family and friends. And really, that is what makes summer special doesn’t it?
Be blessed this weekend!