Ok so I swear I have been cooking, I've just been super lazy about blogging it, which I swore I wouldn't do..BUT I guess sometimes life just gets away from me. I needed a meal to get me back on track after my last two failures. So here it is, not fantastic, but definitely a good meal. We have bok choy in the garden so i was super excited to use it. Logan wasn't really a fan, but he is kind of prejudice since he generally doesn't like green things. I thought it was pretty good, but would have been better on the grill. I was planning on making this meal on the grill, but when we started it we realized it was out of gas so plan B was the cast iron grill on the stove. This worked just fine, I just didn't get the flavor I was looking for with the bok choy. This is a a good summer meal, the pork was delicious! And I could see it being REALLY good with some grilled corn. ENJOY!
Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops with Crunchy Bok Choy
1 cup long grain white rice ( I used brown)
2 T rice vinegar
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 T honey
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp fresh ginger
vegetable oil for grill (or pam)
4 bone-in pork chops
4 heads of baby bok choy, halved lengthwise
1 T toasted sesame oil
Heat grill to high. Meanwhile, cook rice until tender according to package. Fluff with a fork, then stir in vinegar and red pepper flakes; season with salt. Cover and keep warm
While the rice is cooking, make the glaze; stir together honey, soy sauce and ginger, season with S&P. When grill is hot, lightly oil grates. Season pork with S&P. Grill until meat thermometer reads 145, about 7 min per side, depends on size of chop. Brush pork with glaze and grill 30 sec more per side. Drizzle bok choy with sesame oil and season with S&P, toss to coat. Grill until lightly charred on both sides and leaves begin to wilt, 1-3 min. Serve with rice.
Logan Rating: ***