Miso-Garlic Pork Chops

High-Protein Recipes: Miso Garlic Pork Chops
Hélène Dujardin

Pork chops can be difficult to cook—but not if you take a simple approach and let a marinade do the work for you. This simple, Japanese-inspired pork chop recipe has a great macronutrient profile, only five ingredients (besides your typical kitchen staples), and a quick prep time.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 209; Protein: 32 grams; Fat: 4 grams; Carbs: 12 grams; Sugar: 5 grams

Recipe by Toby Amidor, The Easy 5-Ingredient Healthy: Simple Recipes to Make Healthy Eating Delicious, Rockridge Press, 2018. Photo courtesy of Hélène Dujardin.

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Prep time

45 min.

Cook time

10 min.

  • ⅓ cup white miso
  • ⅓ cup sake
  • ⅓ cup mirin
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 (5-ounce) boneless, pork loin chops
  • Cooking spray or 1 Tbsp. olive oil
In a large bowl, mix the miso, sake, mirin, ginger, and garlic into a smooth paste.
Add the pork chops and turn to coat all sides with the glaze. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
Coat a grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Alternatively, brush the grates of an outdoor grill with the olive oil. When the pan or grill is hot, cook the pork chops for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until they reach an internal cooking temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.