Tray Baked Honey & Soy Pork Loin Chops
4 thick (about 250g each) pork chops
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
4 green onions (shallots), trimmed and cut into 4cm batons
steamed bok choy, jasmine rice and sliced red chilli, to serve
Preheat oven to 200°C fan-forced.
To make the soy marinade, combine soy sauce, honey, sugar, oil, vinegar, garlic and ginger in a large bowl. Add pork and toss well to coat. Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.
Remove pork from bowl and arrange on a baking tray, reserving remaining soy marinade in the bowl. Bake pork for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, turn pork and spoon over reserved marinade. Bake for 10 minutes.
Heat the oven grill on high or set oven to as high as possible. Remove pork from oven, arrange shallots around pork and use a pastry brush to coat pork and green onions in the caramelised tray juices. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the tray.
Grill pork or return to a hot oven for 4 minutes, brushing with tray juices after 2 minutes, watching carefully to ensure pork doesn’t burn. (If the juices in pan begin burning, add an extra tablespoon of water to the tray).
Serve pork and green onions with steamed bok choy, jasmine rice and a drizzle of the tray juices.