Korean Pork Chops with Gochujang Marinade

Korean Pork Chops with Gochujang Marinade
  • TOTAL PREP TIME30 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Easy

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Ingredients

  • 4 9-ounce porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops 1 inch thick
  • 1 scallion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons gochujang also known as Korean chili paste*
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Asian slaw optional
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Korean chili flakes coarsely ground*
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 14-oz bag coleslaw
  • 1 cup carrots julienned or shredded
  • 2 scallions finely chopped

Preparation

To make Asian slaw:  Whisk rice vinegar, ground hot red pepper, soy sauce, garlic and salt together in large bowl. Gradually whisk in vegetable and sesame oils. Add coleslaw, carrots and scallions and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 and up to 6 hours.

To make marinade:  Whisk first 9 ingredients (excluding pork) together in medium bowl. Pour into one-gallon sealable plastic bag. Add pork chops, coating pork in marinade.Close bag and refrigerate, turning bag occasionally, for at least 2 and up to 6 hours.

To make pork: Prepare outdoor grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat, about 450 degrees F.  Brush grill grates clean. Remove pork from marinade – do not shake off excess marinade. Discard remaining marinade.  Grill, with grill lid closed, turning once, until the internal temperature reads between 145 degrees F. (medium rare) to 160 degrees F. (medium) on a digital meat thermometer, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.

If making with Asian slaw, divide slaw among 4 dinner plates. Top each with a chop and serve immediately.


4 servings


*Available at Asian markets and in the international aisle in most supermarkets


Nutritional Information per Serving (Includes Asian Slaw)