Grilled Asian Pork Chops with Sesame Noodles
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You know when you’re telling a story and you’re pretty sure that the other person isn’t listening, but you keep talking anyway? (The definition of marriage, perhaps?) Well that’s what I think went down while I gushed to my husband about these Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork Chops. Yes, full disclosure, Smithfield® and I are working on this post together however, these are hands down the most tender pork chops I’ve ever had. And given the fact that they are all natural means that I can slap ’em right on my one year old’s high chair and not feel a bit bad about it. In fact I think I did a happy dance. When I say all natural, I mean they have no added steroids, hormones, or artificial ingredients. Now that I’m a family lady I have to think about this stuff, so hats off to you, Smithfield®.
Can I tell you one more piece of excitement? This meal is SO good chilled. I brought a Tupperware bowl to work and had a cooled sesame noodle salad with pork right at my desk. It was delicious.
Finally, the marinade and sesame noodle sauce take no time to put together, which is great if you’re preparing this in a rush. And let’s face it, I prepare 99.5% of my meals in a dang rush.
It’s GRILL time….
Let ’em rest…
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 4-6 Pork Chops
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Vegetable Oil to coat the grill
- 12 oz. linguine or spaghetti I used angel hair pasta
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar or red wine vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha or hot chili oil
- 4 whole green onions diced (can also substitute 8 diced chives)
Combine all of the marinade ingredients and pour them in marinating vessel. I like to use ziplock bags and add my pork chops right in!
Marinade the pork chops for 20-30 minutes if time allows. Meanwhile, prepare the sesame noodles and keep warm.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grill is nice and clean. Lightly oil the grate and add the pork chops, resisting the urge to move them around, poke them, etc 😉
Cook the chops on each side for about 5-6 minutes per side and let them rest for 5 minutes for ultra-moist pork chops.
Slice them up and lay them on a bed of sesame noodles. Top with Green onions or chives and enjoy!
*This marinade makes 1.5 cups, enough for 4-6 Pork Chops*
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl while you cook the pasta according to package instructions.
Drain the pasta and immediately toss with this sauce. Garnish with green onions and top with some grilled pork.
The sesame sauce makes 1/2 cup, 4 servings