Orange-Ginger Pork Chops

Basting chops with this tangy orange-ginger sauce makes them extremely tender and savory.

Ingredients:

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

How to make it:

  1. In a saucepan, cook ginger and garlic in oil for 1 minute; remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in the sherry, honey, soy sauce, sesame seeds, orange peel, and hot pepper sauce; mix well. Pour 1/2 cup into a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add reserved marinade. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened.
  5. Drain and discard marinade from the pork. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat 4 minutes.
  6. Turn; baste with sauce. Grill 15 to 20 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting occasionally. Serve with any remaining sauce.
Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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