Thai Pork Chops

The basic flavors of Thailand are really hard to beat in my book. Whether it is a subtle red curry paste with coconut sauce, or the distinct flavor of kaffir lime leaves, you will be sure you walk away from a Thai dish experiencing wonderful flavors. So this past week I used a bit of coconut milk on another recipe I was working with, and had a half cup remaining. As I was not using the coconut milk on a Thai dish (hard to believe), as soon as I began to pour it out, I had a serious craving for a Thai red curry dish, but not the standard go to dish I typically made. Instead, I thought of grilling pork chops, and making a really super marinade out of simple Thai flavors.

Thai Pork Chop Recipe
  • 1 whole stalk of lemongrass, minced
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • Thin cut pork chops, bone in, 4-6 chops
  • cooked rice, optional

Yes, I said grilling. Wisconsin was recently hit with some really warm weather, of which melted all of our snow. So as soon as I saw my grill on the deck, I immediately thought of grilling something before the next wave of snow would hit us. Let’s begin on this really simple marinade that packs incredible flavor into these pork chops.

Thai Pork Chop Recipe

Begin by adding all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well. Take your pork chops and add them to a gallon size ziploc bag. Add in the marinade, seal the bag, and give a good toss, making sure you get all of your pork chops coated. Place the bag in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Remove the bag from the refrigerator, let it come up to room temperature. Get your grill preheated to a medium to high heat, making sure your grill grates are nice and clean, then add the chops. Close the cover, and cook for approximately 1-2 minutes. Open the cover, lift each chop and rotate about 45 degrees. Cover and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat, however this time, flip the chop over. Your overall cook time should be around 8 minutes or to your desired doneness.

Remove and plate with simple white rice. Trust me when I say that when you bite into these chops you get such a wonderful flavor, and one that will definitely be the talk at the table. After creating the marinade, I thought this would also go well with chicken, fish, or shrimp. Enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

3 thoughts to “Thai Pork Chops”

  1. sherry-you can sub 1 tsp lime zest for 2 kaffir leaves-persian or key lime works ok. also,you can sub zest from 1 whole lemon for the lemongrass-again, not the same, but ok.

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