Thai Pork Chops With Caramelized Onions

Thick-cut boneless pork chops can be pricey, but not if you slice them yourself from a boneless pork loin. Frequently on sale for $1.99 a pound, this lean and tender cut of pork is easily sliced into thick or thin chops that can be frozen in zip-top plastic freezer bags for up to 3 months.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 17 Minutes
Grill: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1/3 cup orange juice
4 (1-inch-thick) boneless pork chops
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Cook first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add sliced onion, and sauté 15 minutes or until onion is caramelized. Remove and reserve onion with a slotted spoon, reserving liquid. Stir orange juice into reserved liquid in pan. Brush mixture evenly over pork chops, and sprinkle evenly with salt.

Grill pork, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove to a serving platter; top with caramelized onion.

Note:

Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California,

April 2005