Five-Spice Pork Chops with Grilled Plums

Five-Spice Pork Chops with Grilled Plums Recipe
Photo: Marcus Nilsson


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 289
Caloriesfromfat 47 %
Fat 15 g
Satfat 4 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Sodium 1,609 mg
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 23 g


1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
Kosher salt and black pepper
4 bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick
2 plums, pitted and quartered
12 scallions, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil


Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, five-spice powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper for the sauce.

Season the pork chops with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill for 10 minutes, turning once. Using a brush, baste the chops with the sauce and grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes more.

Meanwhile, toss the plums and scallions in the oil. Grill the plums for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Grill the scallions for 2 minutes. Divide the pork chops among individual plates and serve with the plums and scallions. Drizzle with the extra sauce.

Shortcut: Use boneless pork chops to halve the cooking time.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

July 2007
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