Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Weeknight Wonder: Vietnamese Pork Chops

Shallots, brown sugar, fish sauce, rice vinegar, freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt makes for a beautiful Vietnamese style marinade 


Fire up the grill or heat a large skillet


Serve up and enjoy these tasty pork chops 


Vietnamese Pork Chops
Serves 4
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup fish sauce (such as nam pia or nuoc nam)
2 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
4- 1" thick-cut bone-in pork chops (about 2-1/2 lb.).
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Kosher salt
Lime halves for serving

Directions:
Whisk shallots, brown sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, and pepper in a shallow dish.  Using a fork to pierce pork chops all over (to allow marinade to penetrate faster) and add to marinade in dish.  Turn to coat.  Cover and let pork chops marinate at room temperature, turning occasionally, 20 minutes.

Remove pork chops from marinade, scraping off excess (reserve marinade for sauce).  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Lightly season pork chops with salt.  Cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.  Let pork chops rest 10 minutes before serving.

Note: I grilled the pork chops with excellent results.

Meanwhile, bring marinade to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 4 minutes.

Serve pork chops with reduced marinade and lime halves.

Do ahead: Chops can be marinated 1 day ahead. Chill, turning bag occasionally.




22 comments:

My Little Space said...

Hmmm...looks yummy! Happy weekend.
Blessings, Kristy

Susan said...

Looks good. My kind of marinade. So glad your son is safely in Holland. A sigh of relief for you, I am sure.

Pam said...

Yum! I saw your post on Facebook or Instagram and had to come check them out!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

It's my kind of marinade - easy and tasty. One of my favorite Asian ingredients is fish sauce. I always have a bottle on my shelf.
Sam

That Girl said...

Thank goodness for grilling season

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Weeknight wonder indeed! And for weekends too! I get so ambitious with how much time I think I'm going to have on Sat and Sun and then don't end up doing any of it because I get myself into a time bind. But these would be perfect and give you time to do some really fun sides. Love it.

Rhodesia said...

Mmmmm my mouth is watering. Diane

Chris said...

I like that marinade, the fish sauce umami will bring out the best of the pork.

Hungry Dog said...

I might have to make this for dinner tonight! This marinade has my favorite flavors.

Michelle said...

I know this made for some wonderful flavor on those chops!

Angie Schneider said...

The pork chops look so tender and succulent!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

I have some in the fridge for tonight. I think I have all these ingredients too.

Karen said...

This sounds like a really good marinade. I think I have some pork chops in the freezer :)

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Those pork chops are perfectly seared!! Great job bbqing. I love the marinade....

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh yum! I love pork chops on the grill. I especially like the look of yours. Sometimes all they have are these huge thick chops and they always dry out on the grill. Yours are perfect. Love the Asian flavors as well.

Tina said...

Is it spicy? I like the looks of grilled chops but what a baby I am about spice :-)

Penny said...

I love the sound of that marinade. The chops look delicious.

kitchen flavours said...

Oh yum! This looks delicious!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh i love using fish sauce in my marinades especially for pork and shrimp. LOVE THIS! Looks amazing

Lori Lynn said...

These look so good! Bought a new BBQ, being delivered on Thursday. Going to pin this to my "grill baby grill" page to remember this recipe for the future.
LL

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Oh summer, the grill....and complex but balanced Vietnamese flavours - love!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We love doing pork chops on the grill in the summer. What a delicious marinade and sauce!

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