These teriyaki marinated pork chops are super easy and cook in less than 10 minutes! They can marinate for up to 5 days, which makes dinner prep even easier!
Teriyaki Marinated Pork Chops
- 2 4-oz thin cut pork chops
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp honey
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp sesame oil
- Pinch of garlic powder
Lay pork chops in a single layer in a small pan or sealable plastic bag.
Mix marinade, heating in the microwave or on the stove, if necessary, to melt and blend ingredients.
Cool marinade, if necessary, and pour marinade over pork chops.
Refrigerate and marinate pork chops for 6 hours or up to 5 days, turning occasionally.
Heat oil over medium heat. Brown pork chops for 3 minutes, turn and brown for 3 more or until chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F
Did you know? Pork is high in many important vitamins and minerals. Check it out here!
Suggestion: Serve with sweet potato apple butter casserole!
This easy pan seared scallops / shrimp dish is a delightfully simple yet elegant dinner for one! The added zip of lemon poppy dressing makes it unique and tasty.
Easy Pan Seared Scallops / Shrimp
- 5 5 large sea scallops (or 5 large shrimp, peeled and deveined)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup lemon poppy seed dressing
- ½ cup cooked rice, hot
Heat oil over medium-high heat.
Scallops: Place scallops carefully in the pan so they are not touching. Cook on one side for 2-4 minutes, until they are nicely seared. Flip them over and cook for 2 minutes or until opaque.
Shrimp: Place shrimp carefully in the pan so that they are not touching. Cook for one minute. Flip over and cook for one more minute, or until shrimp is opaque.
Remove seafood from pan and arrange on top of rice. Add lemon poppy dressing to the pan and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Empty contents over the top of seafood and rice.
Hack: Place leftover rice while still warm (to retain moisture) in serving-size containers and freeze for future use.
Hack: Shrimp and scallops can be purchased individually from the seafood counter at most grocery stores. Alternately, both of these items can be purchased frozen in larger portions if you wish to keep some on hand. Thaw needed amounts before cooking.
Hack: Seafood can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator. It can be thawed more quickly by placing it in a sealable bag and submerging in a bath of cold water for about an hour.
Did you know? Scallops are considered to be one of the healthiest kinds of seafood!
Suggestion: Try this dish would pair nicely with rice pilaf!