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Korean style pork chops take about 5 minutes to prep and cook up in no time flat. A few ingredients, a quick marinade and your ready to go. Gochujang is the secret ingredient. It takes this recipe from run of the mill asian to something special.

Gochujang is a Korean chili paste. You can get it at pretty much any asian market. If you can’t find it, mixing sriracha and miso comes pretty close. Can’t get the miso? Sriracha alone isn’t bad. It’s a bit hotter so roll back the quantity to taste.

Gochujang is the secret ingredient in these Korean style pork chops.

You can cook these Korean style pork chops in a skillet and finish them off in an oven. Or you can grill them up for even more flavour. If you do cook them in a skillet you can spoon the drippings onto the chops. That’s a nice touch.

However you cook these make sure you don’t go above an internal temperature of 135F. Pork loin is not forgiving. It will dry out on you and no wonder sauce is going to save it.

 

Gochujang is the secret ingredient in these Korean style pork chops.

korean style pork chops
 
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Gochujang takes run of the mill pork chops and makes them special. If you can't find gochujang, 2 tsp of sriracha in 2 Tbsp of white miso works.
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Recipe type: main
Cuisine: korean
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 one inch thick pork loin chops
  • 2 Tbsp gochujang
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • sesame seeds for garnish
Instructions
The marinade
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the pork chops and sesame seeds and mix thoroughly. Gochujang is pretty thick out of the fridge so keep going. You will get to a smooth marinade.
  2. Mix the marinade with the pork.
Skillet method
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375F.
  2. Heat a skillet large enough to hold the chops in a single layer over medium heat.
  3. Film the skillet with vegetable oil.
  4. Briefly fry the chops to brown them.
  5. Turn the chops over and place them in the pre-heated oven.
  6. Cook, until they reach an internal temperature of 135F.
  7. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and spoon any juices from the pan overtop.
Grill method
  1. Prepare your grill for medium direct heat.
  2. Grill the chops, turning a couple times, until they reach an internal temperature of 135F.
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and spoon the accumulated juices overtop.

 

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