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.
In a bowl whisk together garlic, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, siracha sauce, hoisin sauce, ground ginger and soy sauce.
Place pork chops in a baking dish or plastic bag. Pour marinade over the top. Turn pork chops to coat, or shake to coat if you are using a bag. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Place pork chops on the baking sheet and spoon remaining marinade over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through.
Remove from oven, allow to rest 5 minutes. Serve.
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!
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. 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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