Ginger-Sesame Thin Cut Pork Chops

I had some thin cut pork chops and found a recipe on  Fine Cooking that sounded delicious. I let the meat marinate for 1 hour then patted the chops dry before cooking them in my hot pan. They took only minutes to make and were so flavorful! I loved the ginger and orange combined with the soy and sesame. We all thought the meat was tender and tasty. I served these pork chops with a vegetable stir fry and some ginger-garlic rice (recipes to follow) for a healthy meal that’s way better than take out!

Combine the lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, orange juice, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and orange zest together in a large zip lock bag. Mix until well combined. Add the pork chops to the bag and seal then shake to coat the chops evenly. Place into the refrigerator for 40 minutes then remove from refrigerator for the remaining 20 minutes.

Heat a large pan that has been coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. While the pan is heating up, place a couple of paper towels on a large plate. Remove the pork from the marinade and place on the paper towel covered plate. Pat the meat dry with another paper towel then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the hot grill pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the meat and cook for another minute to two minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the grill pan and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

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Ginger-Sesame Thin Cut Pork Chops

Yield: 4

Prep Time: Marinate for 1 hour

Cook Time: 5-6 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp fresh lime juice (I used 1 lime)
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled & grated
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp orange zest
3 thin cut pork chops

Directions:

Combine the lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, orange juice, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and orange zest together in a large zip lock bag. Mix until well combined. Add the pork chops to the bag and seal and shake to coat the chops evenly. Place into the refrigerator for 40 minutes then remove from refrigerator for the remaining 20 minutes.

Heat a large pan that has been coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. While the pan is heating up, place a couple of paper towels on a large plate. Remove the pork from the marinade and place on the paper towel covered plate. Pat the meat dry with another paper towel then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the hot grill pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip the meat and cook for another minute to two minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the grill pan and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Fine Cooking

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17 Responses to “Ginger-Sesame Thin Cut Pork Chops”

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    Blond Duck — February 5, 2014 @ 9:36 pm

    I’m the first one– yes!

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    For the Love of Cooking » Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops | Mr. Barbeque — February 6, 2014 @ 12:01 am

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    Diane — February 6, 2014 @ 2:54 am

    Anything cooked with ginger has to be good :-) Have a good day. Diane

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    Jenn — February 6, 2014 @ 4:23 am

    Sounds and looks delicious! I love thin cut pork chops for that one thing.. the ease and quickness of cooking them.

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    Kim in MD — February 6, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    I love Fine Cooking! These pork chops look amazing, Pam!

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    Larry — February 6, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    They sound really good Pam. The raw chop looks just like to ones my mom used, except back then, they were cooked to death and my favorite part was the outer fat that had become crispy (don’t tell the food police).

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    Beautifully Delicious » Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops — February 6, 2014 @ 7:45 am

    [...] Serve these pork chops with a vegetable stir fry and some ginger-garlic rice (recipes to follow) for a healthy meal that’s way better than take out! February 6, 2014   admin Uncategorized × [...]

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 6, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    My mouth is watering…the pork chop is perfectly done!

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    Marjie — February 6, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

    Have you tried low sodium soy sauce? I keep meaning to read a bottle in the store, and see what “low sodium” really means. I’m going to ask the surgeon this afternoon to define the amount of sodium my dearly beloved can consume per day, which will make my life a little less stressful than just “guess and hope!”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — February 6, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

    I can never get enough ginger so I’m all over these delicious pork chops!

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    vanillasugarblog — February 6, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    Ha! IN ref to your last comment on my blog.
    I’m need to adapt your skills at making dinners instead of just making desserts!
    I feed you, if you feed me and hubby?
    LOL

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    Jovina Coughlin — February 6, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    I like the Asian spices on the pork. I bet it makes them very tasty.

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    mia xara — February 6, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    Hi Pam,the chop looks delicious! Very well paired with the veggies and rice!

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    Asian Vegetable Stir Fry | Delicious — February 6, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    [...] wanted a healthy veggie side dish to serve with the Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops that I was making for dinner. I grabbed red bell pepper, snow peas, broccoli, carrots, and shiitake [...]

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    Joanne — February 7, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    That is a great marinade! I’m sure it added a ton of flavor to those chops!

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    Asian Vegetable Stir Fry | Diabetic Recipes Australia — February 9, 2014 @ 12:40 pm

    [...] wanted a healthy veggie side dish to serve with the Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops that I was making for dinner. I grabbed red bell pepper, snow peas, broccoli, carrots, and shiitake [...]

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    grace — February 10, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    guess what i have sitting in my fridge waiting for some preparation for dinner…pork chops! this is perfect!

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