Hoisin Pork Chops

Several years ago (we’re talking high school), a friend brought some pork chops for lunch that smelled so good that I requested the recipe. Well, in years gone by, that recipe has been lost; however, I remember the general basis for it and have created my own version of this delicious marinade. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4-Chicken breasts or pork chops, depending on your choice of meat
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons of packed brown sugar (I use light)
  • Rice

Here’s what you do: dump the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and brown sugar into a gallon sized plastic bag of a plastic container. Mix these together well. Place the meat of choice in there, coating all sides. Let the meat sit in the marinade for a few hours. I try to turn it once or twice throughout the day.

There are a variety of ways in which you can cook this. I tend to bake it in the oven. I take a baking dish and dump in the meat and the marinade. I bake it for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. When it’s done, I serve over rice with some of the sauce to top it off.

It’s rather delicious and easy to make. I doubt this is the exact recipe that my friend provided nearly 10 years ago (yikes…I feel old!) but it’s pretty close from what I remember. I hope you can enjoy it as much as we have.