Marinating meats ahead of time ensures meats to come out juicy and tender. It also gives you the option to add some excellent flavors. Marinade these pork chops well ahead of time for a fast and easy meal. It takes just minutes to cook in the oven!
4 pork loin chops, (1 inch thick / approximately 10 oz. per chop) 2-½ pounds
½ oz. fresh ginger root
3 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
2 tablespoons rice or cooking sherry wine
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon red hot chili oil or dried crushed red chili peppers
½ teaspoon salt
Use a heavy knife to crush the fresh ginger root. In a large bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together thoroughly. Add pork chops to the bowl and coat each chop well with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer. Turn pieces once or twice while marinating.
Preheat oven to broil. Line a large flat pan with tinfoil (for easy cleanup). Arrange marinated pork chops in pan. Discard the ginger root. Place the pan in the oven on the top rack. Make certain there is approximately 4 inches of space between the heat and the rack. Leave the oven door ajar, approximately 3 inches. Broil pork chops for 8 minutes. Turn the chops over and broil for another 8 minutes.
When done, the pork chops will be slightly crispy and brown in color on the outside but remain juicy inside. Serve hot.
Makes 4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Marinating time: 2 hours or longer
Cooking time: 16 minutes
Since Spring is here try barbecuing the pork chops as another speedy alternative! I guess we will have to rename this recipe “BBQ PORK CHOPS!”