This dish was inspired by my friend Peach's post. Generally, hubby doesn't like chops because it is too dry for his taste, but he makes exceptions every now and then. This was one of those exceptions, probably because he loves the flavor of ginger (and I made sure I put plenty in this dish!)
What you need:
- 6 pieces pork chops
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- zest of half an orange
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- cooking spray
What to do:
Preheat broiler. Since you are broiling (hence using just the top grills of your oven), make sure that your oven rack is about 6 inches from the top.
Line a baking tray with foil and spritz with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chops on the tray, spacing them about an inch apart. Meanwhile, whisk together the orange juice, ginger, sugar, salt, and orange zest in a small bowl. Using a brush, spread about half of the orange juice mixture on the top side of the chops. Stick it in the oven and broil for about 5 - 7 minutes.
Remove from the oven, flip the pork chops, and spread the remaining orange juice mixture on top of the meat. Return to the oven and broil for another 5 to 7 minutes. Enjoy!
Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:
1. Instead of pork chops, try chicken!
2. Be generous with the cooking spray. Otherwise, the chops would stick to the foil and would make it harder for you to flip the meat.
3. Slice your orange peels into small pieces and run it through your garbage disposal. The peels would freshen your disposal and make it smell nice.