Pork Month – Soy Orange Pork Chops Recipe
Soy Orange Pork Chops
– ¾ cup of fresh orange juice
– 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon of sugar
– 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
– ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
– 8 sprigs of fresh thyme
– 8 lean (½ inch thick) pork chops
Combine orange juice with the soy sauce, sugar, garlic, pepper and thyme sprigs; set aside.
With a very sharp knife, score the pork chops 1/8 inch deep in a crisscross pattern on each side. Place in a glass or stainless steel dish in a single layer. Pour the marinade over the chops and let sit at least 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the marinade.
Reduce the remaining marinade separately in a saucepan and pour over the chops after removing from the grill.
Heat indoor or outdoor grill. Place soaked pork chops on the grill. Close the lid and grill for approximately 3 minutes. Open grill and flip the pork chops, brush the reduced marinade on the pork chops and continue to grill for another 3 minutes.
When pork chops are done, remove from grill, pour over the cooked pork chops and serve immediately.