Quick and easy pork chops

I’ve been trying to get more of a variety with our meals, and I came across a blog writing about marinades. Duh! Why haven’t I thought of this before? I normally just sprinkle a bunch of spices on meat and complain when it comes out tasting bland and dry. This has resulted in a very limited menu at our house because let’s face it, who has the energy to be creative and cook anything that takes longer than 20 minutes when you’ve worked all day and commuted almost an hour? Defnitely not me, so you can understand my excitement last week when I discovered “marinade in a bottle.” I give you…… Lemongrass, Ginger Porkchops. Thank you Stubb’s!

There really is no recipe. I had Derrick bathe the chops in the marinade and refrigerate while I drove in from work, about 45 minutes. When I got home, we didn’t want to mess with the grill, so we cooked them on a little skillet for about 6 minutes on each side. They were really good, but I would recommend letting them marinate overnight or at least a couple of hours to get more flavor. Ours turned out a little dry because of the skillet too, but it was still good enough that I ate leftovers the next day and that never happens!
For a quick and healthy side, we had sweet potato fries sprinkled in olive oil and rosemary seasoning. My mom made these for me one weekend, and I fell in love. Just lay the fries out on a baking sheet, mix the olive oil and rosemary in a little dish, then brush or lightly drizzle the fries with the mixture. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Mmmmmm :)


  1. says

    Yum those fries sound tasty! I love the Lawry’s 30 minute marinades. Try them sometime, they have lots of different flavors!