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Lemon-Ginger Grilled Pork Chops

Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops made with center cut boneless pork chops marinated in lemon juice, ginger, honey and soy sauce; then grilled.

Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops made with center cut boneless pork chops marinated in lemon juice, ginger, honey and soy sauce; then grilled. 

I have high cholesterol so I have to watch what I eat, exercise more frequently, and find foods that help lower cholesterol. Foods that contain ginger, like these Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork chops make it real easy.

Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops

Here are some health benefits of Ginger from eHow.com

1. Look for whole ginger root that is light brown and knobby in appearance.
2. Store the ginger wrapped in a paper towel and sealed in a plastic bag. Keep this bag in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator.
3. Peel fresh ginger before you use it. Instead of peeling the whole root, only peel the portion that you cut off to use.
4. Look for recipes that call for ginger (like these recipes for Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops or Soy-Ginger Grilled Flank Steak)
5. Add ginger to a variety of foods to lower your cholesterol. Use ginger that is grated, minced or chopped in homemade ice cream, soups, salads, marinades and vegetable dishes.
6. 
Take ginger root juice to treat high cholesterol. Insert ginger into your juicer or add the juice to a vegetable-juice cocktail.

Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops made with center cut boneless pork chops marinated in lemon juice, ginger, honey and soy sauce; then grilled. 

Tips & Warnings

1. Do not confuse ginger, or ginger root, with ginseng, a plant that grows above ground.
2. Despite the benefits of ginger, it can have unpleasant side effects, such as bloating, heartburn, burping, gas and nausea.

3. Ginger that isn’t chewed or broken down properly can block the intestines.

4. Avoid using ginger as the sole treatment for high cholesterol. Ginger should be used as a supplement to other treatments, such as exercise and diet.

5. It may be tempting to freeze ginger to keep it from going bad, but freezing it will result in lost flavor.

Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops made with center cut boneless pork chops marinated in lemon juice, ginger, honey and soy sauce; then grilled.

To make these pork chops, start by adding lemon juice, ginger, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and canola oil to a bowl and whisk together. Trim any fat from your pork chops and add them to a resealable plastic bag along with the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops

 Remove the bag from the refrigerator 15 minutes prior to grilling to bring the meat to room temperature so the meat cooks evenly. Cook until desired doneless; with a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F.  These Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops were deliciously light and citrusy and were a huge hit for dinner. ~Enjoy! 

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Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops
Lemon-Ginger Grilled Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting Time
2 hrs
Total Time
25 mins
 

Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops made with center cut boneless pork chops marinated in lemon juice, ginger, honey and soy sauce; then grilled. 

Course: Main Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add the lemon juice, ginger, honey, soy sauce, sesame and canola oils and whisk together. 

  2. Trim any fat from your pork chops and add them to a resealable plastic bag along with the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 

  3. Remove the bag from the refrigerator 15 minutes prior to grilling to bring the meat to room temperature so the meat cooks evenly. Cook until proper internal temperature.

 

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*Originally shared May 2012/Updated April 2019


13 Comments

  1. Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    May 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    These look so juicy and good! Ginger and lemon are such a great combination, great recipe!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lisa!

  2. laurenkellynutrition.com
    May 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Fantastic Carrie! I bet these flavors were amazing together!!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 23, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Thanks Lauren, they were!

  3. D B
    May 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Classic Asian flavors…next time, try bone-in chops. They should have more flavor.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks DB I’m sure they do but I’m not a big fan of the bone-in kind. 🙂

  4. MyFudo™
    May 22, 2012 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Great that you don’t need to go into medication…This recipe looks so perfect. Can’t wait to try. It is indeed the season for grilled chops and BBQs. Yumm!Yum!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 23, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Thank you!

  5. Debi
    May 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    They look wonderful! I love the boneless chops also. I’m certain the marinate gives a great flavor to them! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures Week 35. I hope you will join again next week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-35.html

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks Debi!

  6. Kim and Julie (Sunflower Supper Club)
    May 26, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    These look delicious. We grill a lot of pork chops in the summer and I am looking forward to trying this flavor combo. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend Carrie!
    ~Kim

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you Kim and Julie. They definitely had a great flavor! 🙂

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