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Five-Spice Pork Chops with Grilled Plums

Real Simple JULY 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time:25 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 289
  • Calories from fat: 47%
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Sodium: 1,609mg
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 23g

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Five-Spice Pork Chops with Grilled Plums recipe