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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Asian Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Pears and Caramelized Onions

I think by now everyone knows how much i love pork, i try cooking it  every way possible, but i always go back to a nice grilled pork chop, marinated overnight, extra thick and grilled to perfection.
And pears are the perfect pairing to serve with pork, marinated in the same marinate as the pork and also grilled.
Caramelized onions are served on top of the pork for a whole bunch of extra flavors.

Printable Recipe - click here
Pork Chops:
2 - 1 1/2 inch bone-in pork chops
2 pears
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4-5 drops of hot sauce

Caramelized Onion:
2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, oil and hot sauce. Add pork chops and 3/4 of marinade to a ziplock bag. Seal tightly and refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge 1 hour before cooking.
Place halved pears in a small ziplock bag and add 1/4 of marinade to them. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
In a large frying pan heat olive oil and butter. Add onions, sugar, salt and pepper and cook on low for 45-60 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until onions are dark golden in color.

Turn grill to high. When hot, place pork chops on grill and bring temperature down to medium. Close cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add pears to grill and turn pork chops and cook another 15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center of the chop away from the bone reaches 145F. Remove chops and pears from grill and let them rest 5 minutes. Serve pork chops topped with caramelized onions and grilled pears.


  1. These look amazing. I never have liked pork chops much but it think it's because I've never had them cooked correctly. I think I'm picking some up at the butcher today!