Up until those first drops of rain fall and the weather becomes unpredictable, as far as we are concerned the grilling season has not yet ended! Besides, my crazy husband has been known to stand in the rain (a light rain) and grill. The only thing that truly stands in his way are lightning storms. After all, it’s generally not a good idea to hold a long set of metal tongs or be under an umbrella during a lightning storm!
We love the combination of soy sauce and minced garlic together – especially on pork. And that kiss of lemon from the lemon pepper – oh my! A little pinch of ginger and there is this whole Asian Inspired thing going on. How utterly delightful!
When it came time to cook up the pork chops, my disturbed hubby asked “What is a nice fire?” My response was to give him a glare. He returned from the backyard to report the fire said he had nice eyes. How I love that man despite the fact that he makes me nuts sometimes.
Asian Inspired Marinated Grilled Pork Chops
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Tablespoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger`
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
6 Pork Chops, boneless thick cut
Measure and place Marinate ingredients into a large measuring cup with a pour spout. Whisk to blend. Place pork chops in a zip-lock bag or marinate container. Pour marinate over chops. Let marinade in refrigerator at least 6 hours.
Build a nice fire in charcoal grill. While fire is heating, remove pork chops from marinate and let rest on counter.
Grill pork chops 6″ from coals for 8 minutes, rotate 90-degrees and grill additional 5 minutes. Turn pork chops over, grill 7 minutes, rotate 90-degrees and grill additional 3 minutes. (Turning will give you nice grill marks)
Remove pork from grill, tent and let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.
Serving suggestions: Spicy Asian Inspired Stir-Fry Spaghetti