Barbecued sticky Chinese pork chops

Barbecued sticky Chinese pork chops

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus marinating


Easily halved or doubled
Give chops an oriental kick with this easy, sticky marinade

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal438
  • fat29g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.55g
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  • 4 pork chops

For the marinade

  • 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp each soy sauce, brown sugar, honey

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tsp dry sherry, or Shaohsing rice wine
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

For the salad

  • 2 tsp fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthways, then sliced
  • small bunch mint, roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 50g roasted peanuts, chopped


  1. Make marinade by mixing ingredients together. Put chops in a shallow bowl or tray, pour marinade over, turning chops to make sure they are coated all over, and leave to stand for at least 30 mins.

  2. To make salad, put the fish sauce, lime juice and 1 tbsp water into a small bowl, add the sugar, then mix until dissolved. Stir in shallot and chilli. Put cucumber in a serving dish, sprinkle mint over, pour dressing over and scatter with peanuts.

  3. Heat the barbecue or griddle pan and cook chops on each side for 4-5 mins, until cooked. Serve with cucumber salad.

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Comments (11)

lizleicester's picture

This is nice and tasty but needed longer cooking time than suggested. The salad is lovely with the pork. (Weird that it's exactly a year since the last comment....)

cathpotter's picture

Looks and tastes amazing - especially the cucumber salad. We had noodles on the side as looked a bit low carb for the kids - they demolished it.

Fridays cook's picture

I did this in the oven which was nice but would like to try on bbq.

jhimbo's picture

My Girlfriend cooked this for me last night. I'm glad she did, as it was very nice.
Would gladly have this again.

itybity's picture

i used a bird eye chilli, poured the marinade into the pan with chops and added some mixed leaves and new totts, delicious and would defo make again :)

lmouat's picture

Mmmph! I was hungry, so I ate it but I wouldn't rush to make it again. It was dinner, pure and simple and nothing to get excited about.

lsultanas's picture

Only made the pork from this recipe and it was super!! Really intense and delicious flavours. Will be making again....

efreemondo's picture

We made these chops and added a small chilli into the marinade to give it an extra kick! And we had it with a regular salad and some new potatoes. Would defo have it again =]

jakethe1inchsnake's picture

my boyfriend loves it!! yummy's the food!

jakethe1inchsnake's picture

what do you call a pig that knows karate?

Pork chop!! lol!

jakethe1inchsnake's picture

Pork chops hard...not impressed!

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