Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Honey Ginger Pork


My creative juices are down to a trickle, and I'm feeling totally blank today. So, I'm taking the opportunity to share another of my favorite recipes. Keep in mind, I'm not a great cook. But when I find an easy way to make a delicious dish, I get to pretend I spent hours...

This is an incredible (and easy) pork recipe which gets raves every time I serve it. It is also adaptable to different cooking methods and time frames as well.

Note: My boys aren't real fond of the ginger taste, so I often reduce the amount down to around a half teaspoon. A little ginger goes a long way.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Pork Chops or Pork Loin Slices
  • 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, melted

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Add the ginger, garlic, soy sauce and honey, and stir.

Marinade the meat from two hours to overnight. Bring the chops to room temperature, remove from the marinade, and grill. You can put the leftover marinade in a sauce pan, bring it to a boil and use it to baste the chops each time you flip them.

Or,

Put the chops in a baking dish, pour marinade over top, cover, and cook for 1/2 hour at 400 degrees. Uncover, cook another 15-30 minutes till done, turning several times to coat and glaze each sided of the meat. I did it this way over the weekend, and it was DE-licious!

Of course, anything that has honey in it is right up my alley. It's like having desert...for dinner!

It goes wonderful with rice or mashed potatoes and a tossed salad.