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.
What are health benefits of Ginger?
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.
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.
How do you make Lemon Ginger Grilled Pork Chops?
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.
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 doneness; 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
- In a bowl, add the lemon juice, ginger, honey, soy sauce, sesame and canola oils 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.
- 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