Grilling season is in full swing now that the weather is finally warm and mild. It is amazing how grilling can turn even the cheapest cuts of meat into something spectacular.
Today, we are sharing an Asian-inspired marinade that tastes delicious on meats like bone-in pork chops. This marinade contains fresh garlic, ginger, and a blend of ingredients you likely have on-hand.
Make a balanced marinade
Every good marinade is composed of balanced ingredients which include an oil and an acid. For this easy pork marinade, we used corn oil, but you can use olive oil or your favorite choice.
With a high smoke point (450˚ F), this corn oil is great for grilling and stir frying at high temperatures. We love using it in our baked good recipes as well.
To balance your marinade you will not only need an oil and vinegar, but also some fresh components and spices. We added freshly minced garlic, grated ginger, green onion, and spices to our marinade.
Marinating pork chops
The beauty of this Asian Pork Marinade is that you can marinade the pork chops in as little as 15 minutes and still get ample flavor. However, the longer you marinate your meat, the more the flavor it will have.
Since I only marinated mine for 15 minutes before grilling, I used a shallow dish. However, a freezer bag securely zippered is also a preferred method for storage in the fridge or freezer. Chops can be marinaded for 24 hours before cooking for optimal flavor.
You can freeze these in the marinade for up to 3 months time. To defrost, place them in the fridge until fully thawed.
Grilled Asian Ginger Pork Chops
- 1 1/2 lbs. Bone-in pork chops *can use boneless as well
- 1/2 cup corn oil *or your favorite oil
- 2/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tbsps. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tbsps. green onion chopped
- In a large bowl, combine the corn oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, spices, garlic, and ginger; stir to combine.
- Add pork chops to either a food-safe storage bag or dish and coat with the marinade. Make sure each chop is fully coated. Allow pork chops to marinade for at least 15 minutes.
- Heat grill to medium heat.
- Place marinaded pork chops on the grill and cook for about 6-7 minutes per side. The internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Allow pork chops to rest for 2-3 minutes and enjoy!
Zynndyy Namazi says
Hi, can these be baked? If yes at what temperature and for how long?
Extreme taste! I marinated my pork hops, then put in freezer for a week. They were very tasty, served with mashed potatoes! I marinated more pork chops and put in freezer to have on hand! Thank you for sharing!
That marinade sounds amazing. Meat looks perfect – flavorful and delicious. I’m saving this recipe to give it a try.
Tami Qualls says
Ginger is a new flavor obsession of mine. I am eager to make this recipe with the pork chops I Just bought. Yum!
I really love how easy this is to make!!
Lisa Joy Thompson says
I always make pork chops in the over or slow cooker! I need to try grilling them! This marinade looks awesome!
Gervin Khan says
Such a delicious and an easy grilled recipe to make for my family. To be honest, it makes me hungry!
These look amazing. I love pork chops but it’s been a while since I’ve had any. I need to give this a try soon.
Lisa Favre says
These pork chops look absolutely scrumptious! Pork chops is not something I prepare nearly enough so I should give this recipe a try.
ANGIE AGERTER says
Gosh, these sound so tasty! I adore having pork chops and am always looking for new ways to flavor them. This is on my list!
I bet these pork chops taste amazing! Hubby is the one who does the grilling so I will have to get him on these.
Tara Pittman says
My husband would love this recipe. He loves grilling pork chops so this would be great for summer
I love these Asian flavors paired the chops. It’s always a great combination. I looooooove ginger with a capital L.