Friday, May 28, 2010

Easy Summer Meals: Meal #1

I LOVE cooking on the grill in the warmer months. Clean up is easy, and my husband usually does the cooking and I just have to prep the food.

One night last week, we made Asian Grilled Pork Chops.  I got the recipe from a Bruno's ad that came in the mail. Check out these YUMMY puppies!

In addition to the pork chops, we grilled some fresh summer squash.  I used a little EVOO and sprinkled them with Kosher salt.

I also sliced up a tomato and cucumber for a nice, cool addition to our plates!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the vibrant colors of summer.  Now, for the recipe.

Asian Grilled Pork Chops

1 TBSP soy sauce
1TBSP vegetable oil
1/2 TBSP honey
1/2 TBSP fresh lime juice
1/2 TBSP ground ginger
1 large garlic clove, smashed (I used the jar of the minced garlic)
The recipe calls for 8 thin, center-cut pork chops (about 1 3/4 pounds).  I used 3 bone-in thin, center-cut pork chops. 
2 scallions, chopped (I used green onions.  I don't know the difference.)

Combine soy sauce, oil, honey, lime juice, ginger and garlic in a large zip-top bag. (I must admit, I didn't read carefully, and I add my green onions to the bag. Oh, well.) SMUSH it all together. :) Add pork chops, squeeze air out, seal and turn to coat pork.  Chill for 15 minutes (I prepared them about an hour ahead of grilling time). Prepare a grill or grease a grill pan and place over medium heat.  When hot, add chops and cook until nicely marked and just cooked through, about 7 minutes total, turning once.  Transfer chops to a platter and let stand for 3 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with scallions.

1 Comment:

Sandra said...

This looks like a great recipe and I'm always on the look-out for new ones to cook on the grill. Thank you! (Enjoyed reading about all your crafts and about your family. An exciting time for you.)

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