Chinese BBQ Pork

Chinese BBQ Pork – Asian Ginger Pork Chops

Chinese BBQ Pork is highlighted with the zing of fresh ginger and orange juice.  It has a little spicy heat from the chili garlic paste.

That spicy heat counteracts the sweetness of the brown sugar and highlights the flavors of this Asian-inspired marinade for pork chops.

Save a little of the marinade to use as a basting sauce.

The high heat of the grill will seal in the juices and maintain the tenderness of the pork, especially if you are able to let the meat marinate overnight.

The chops will take on a deep glaze as they grill.

Serve with steamed rice and mixed vegetables for a relaxed and flavorful meal.

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Chinese BBQ Pork - Grilled Asian Ginger Pork Chops
Prep Time
2 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 

Loin chops are deliciously flavored with ginger, orange juice, brown sugar and garlic. Truly an Oriental delight to impress guests at your backyard BBQ! Prep time includes two hours for marinating. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 6
Calories: 136 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 pork loin chops 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Season the pork chops with the kosher salt and black pepper.
  2. Whisk together the orange juice, garlic, ginger, orange zest, brown sugar and chili garlic paste.
  3. Put the pork chops in a glass baking dish and pour the marinade over them. Turn the chops to cover them evenly. Cover the dish and marinate at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight. Turn the chops regularly to keep them coated.
  4. Light a charcoal barbeque or heat a gas grill for high heat. Lightly oil the grate.
  5. Shake excess marinade from the pork chops and grill them, about 5 to 6 minutes per side, basting with some of the marinade. Pull them off the grill and cover them with aluminum foil and let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving

Good To Know – In the absence of a grill or barbecue, these chops can be baked. Preheat the oven to 350F. Keep the chops in the same dish they marinated in and put them in the oven. The heat will evaporate some of the liquid and the sugar should caramelize the marinade into a glaze. Be sure to turn them at least once while baking.

Food For Thought – The longer the pork chops marinate the more of the stronger flavors they will absorb. If you just want the essence of orange and ginger, either reduce the amount of orange juice, zest and ginger, or marinate the chops for less time.

Enjoy this Chinese BBQ Pork!

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