Food Swings: Soy Citrus Pork Chops
By Jacob Mathias
Hello, fellow eaters. As we sit in the land of eternal winter, I try to bring up my day with fun food and big flavors, anything to raise the senses above the numbing cold that won’t go away.
Quick acidic marinades are a great way to add big bright flavors to meat. I like using citrus and soy to add a quick Asian spin to my pork chops.
You will need:
4 six ounce pork chops
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup orange juice
2 cloves chopped garlic
2 tbsp and 1 tsp canola oil divided
2 tsp cracked black pepper
Whisk together soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, oil and pepper to make marinade. Submerge pork chops in marinade and allow to sit for 2-4 hours.
Remove chops from marinade and pat dry with paper towel.
Heat 1 tsp canola in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Place chops in pan and cook for 10 minutes on each side, or until internal temperature of pork reaches 145 degrees.
Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into for serving.
And remember, Live to Eat.