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Five-Spice Pork Chops with Grilled Plums

Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.