With springtime in full bloom, it's time to fire up the grill and savor the warmer weather. And what better way to do so than with Springtime Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Glaze? These juicy, seared pork chops are the perfect addition to your grilling repertoire, and they're so easy to make that you'll be able to enjoy them even on a weeknight.

The secret? A simple, mouthwatering marinade made with a blend of savory soy sauce, tangy unseasoned rice vinegar, and just the right amount of brown sugar. This mixture adds the perfect balance of flavors to succulent ½"-thick bone-in pork chops, making each bite a burst of deliciousness.

Springtime Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Glaze are not just a feast for your taste buds. They also offer a feast for the senses, with picturesque sunsets, a warm breeze, and beautiful blooms surrounding you. Springtime will come to life with each bite in all its magical glory.

This dish is perfect for a relaxing weekend barbecue and is a quick and easy way to add a touch of elegance to any weeknight meal. There is no need to spend hours in the kitchen; these pork chops are ready fast, giving you more time to enjoy the perfect spring evening with your loved ones.

So, whether you're a grilling enthusiast or a home cook looking for new and exciting recipes, Springtime Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Glaze is a must-try.

Serves 4

Springtime Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Glaze

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. dark or light brown sugar
  • 4 ½"-thick bone-in pork chops
  • Vegetable oil (for grill)
  • Kosher salt
  • Tender herbs (such as mint and cilantro) and sliced jalapeños (for serving; optional)

Springtime Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Glaze

  1. Stir ¼ cup soy sauce, ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar, and 2 Tbsp. of dark or light brown sugar in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Prick 4 ½"-thick bone-in pork chops all over with a fork and place in a large resealable plastic bag or another airtight container. Pour in half of the marinade, seal the bag, and turn to evenly coat the pork chops. Set the remaining marinade aside. Let pork chops sit for at least 10 minutes, or chill for up to 1 day (cover and chill the remaining marinade, too).
  2. Prepare a gas grill, charcoal grill, or hybrid grill for medium heat; brush the grill grate with vegetable oil.
  3. Remove pork chops from the marinade; discard the marinade.
  4. Season chops lightly with kosher salt and lay them on the grill. Cook pork chops, drizzling with reserved marinade and turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 6–8 minutes.
  5. Top pork chops with tender herbs and sliced jalapeños (if using) just before serving.


Taken from bonappetit.com  https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-pork-chops-soy-marinade

April 15, 2024 — Jason Klein