I usually try to plan a weekly menu so that way when I go to the grocery store I know exactly what I am getting. I find it saves me time and money. This past Sunday was no different. I had my menu planned out and bought everything I needed for the week, or so I thought. I had every intention of making a dish that my dad had talked to me about, however, I forgot one ingredient so I had to quickly improvise. The original plan was to cook pork chops so I knew I would be making those, I just wasn’t sure what to do with them. I thought that marinating them would be good so I scoured my refrigerator for some ingredients and came up with this delicious Asian inspired marinade. I whisked together a mixture of hoisin sauce, siracha sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ground ginger and soy sauce and poured it over the pork chops. After a few hours in the fridge, I baked them in the oven and served them along side some stir-fried veggies and jasmine rice. It was a delicious dinner.
The marinade is what makes this dish. It is sweet, savory and a little spicy, but it compliments the pork perfectly. Note that you do need to marinade these pork chops for at least 2 hours so be sure to plan accordingly.
I promise I'll make that dish that I talked with my dad about, if I can write the grocery list right next time. ;-) Enjoy!
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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