Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
1/4 cup mirin
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 bone-in pork rib chops, each about 1 inch thick
4 thick slices fresh pineapple
2 green onions, sliced, for garnish
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish
1 To make the sauce, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the mixture becomes slightly syrupy, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
2 Place the pork chops in a large zippered plastic bag. Pour half of the teriyaki sauce over the pork and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
3 Prepare a charcoal grill for medium-high heat. Clean and oil the grill grate. While the grill is heating, remove the pork chops from the marinade and let come to room temperature.
4 Arrange the pork chops on one side of the grill and the pineapple slices over the other side of the grill. Cover the grill and cook, turning the chops and pineapple occasionally, until the chops are nicely seared and cooked to medium (about 145–150°F) and the pineapple slices are nicely grill-marked.
Tonight I’m serving with Fried Rice, fresh salad and fruit compote.