Saturday, March 16, 2013

Korean Pork Chops

I had a Korean pork “Jones” today! I still had a few “very special” pork chops in the freezer (thank you Pam Miller who raised that delicious beast,) which meant I had the goods to make my Korean pork chops on the Weber grill.  Now this is really an easy dish to make.  Marinade the pork chops for a few hours and toss them on the grill until the marinade caramelizes.  Served with some steamed rice and stir fried green beans  (and a cold Corona) and you too will reach that spicy “pork nirvana” that we all crave.


2 pork chops
1 Asian pear (or other kind), grated
3 cloves garlic, minced fine
1/2 sweet onion, diced
3 Tbs Kikkoman Soy Sauce
3 Tbs Korean red pepper paste
1 tsp Korean red pepper flakes
2 Tbs Honey
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil


Grate the Asian pear.

Mince the garlic.

Combine the red pepper paste, Korean pepper flakes, grated Asian pear, onion, garlic, honey, sugar and sesame oil together in a non-reactive bowl.  

Generously coat the pork chops with the marinade on both sides.  Cover the dish with plastic wrap and marinate the chops in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.

Preheat a charcoal grill and wipe the grate with a rolled up paper towel dipped in vegetable oil.  

Cook the chops over medium-high heat for about 12 - 15 minutes, turning and basting with the marinade until it caramelizes.  Remove from the heat and let the chops rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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