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