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Orange-Ginger Pork Chops Recipe

Orange-Ginger Pork Chops Recipe

Basting chops with this tangy sauce makes them extremely tender and savory. My family requests this dish for the terrific taste. I make it for them often because it's on the lighter side. —Lynette Randleman of Buffalo, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chop (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook ginger and garlic in oil for 1 minute; remove from the heat. Stir in the sherry or broth, honey, soy sauce, sesame seeds, orange peel and hot pepper sauce. Pour 1/2 cup into a small bowl; set aside. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add reserved marinade. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade from pork. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side; basting occasionally with sauce or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 pork chop) equals 243 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 501 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.