Lunch / Dinner
Japanese Grilled Pork Chops
No boring pork chop recipes here! Simply infuse Japanese flavors like soy, sesame and rice vinegar into pork chops, grill and pair with a flavorful side dish, like Wasabi Potato Salad and you have an easy meal for two.
Test Kitchen Tip
For grill marks, arrange chops on grate at a 45-degree angle, grill 2 minutes, rotate 90 degrees, then grill 1–2 minutes more. Flip chops and repeat.
Preheat grill to medium to maintain a temperature of 500°. Brush grill grate with oil.
Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, honey, oil, and pepper flakes for the marinade; transfer half to a baking dish and reserve remaining to serve as a sauce with chops.
Add chops to dish; marinate at least 10 minutes (or up to 2 hours, refrigerated), flipping occasionally.
Grill chops, covered, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part, but not touching bone, registers 145°, 3–4 minutes per side. Transfer chops to a plate, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes.
Top chops with sesame seeds and scallions; serve with reserved sauce and Wasabi Potato Salad.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 86mg 28%
Sodium 1242mg 51%
Carbs 8g 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.