Mongolian Pork Chops

It is customary to serve the pork chops with braised cabbage and mashed potatoes, and to provide a Chinese-style mustard dipping sauce on the side. After marination the pork chops can certainly be cooked in any way that suits your taste preferences. However, for the best eating experience, you really should cook these over a charcoal grill because the smokiness brings out / enhances all the flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (10 ounce) thick bone-in center cut pork chops
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot mustard powder to taste
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • cayenne pepper to taste

How to Cook the Dish

  1. Combine hoisin sauce, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, sherry vinegar, sesame oil, 2 teaspoons sugar, hot sauce, white pepper, and black pepper in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Place pork chops in a resealable freezer bag; pour slightly more than 1/2 the marinade into freezer bag over pork chops. Seal bag and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours. Reserve remaining marinade.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons hot mustard powder, and egg yolk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes; remove from heat.
  4. Stir in creme fraiche, Dijon mustard, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Refrigerate until needed.
  5. Remove pork chops from marinade and pat dry using paper towel.
  6. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  7. Cook pork chops on the preheated grill until browned grill marks appear, about 4 minutes per side.
  8. Move pork chops from directly above heat source. Continue cooking over indirect medium heat, brushing the remaining marinade on each side, until no longer pink inside, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Serve pork chops topped with mustard sauce.