I love grilling pork chops after marinating or rubbing them with various flavors. Greek, Italian...you name it, I'll make it. This time I gave them an Asian flavor by making a sauce/marinade similar to Asian plum sauce. The sauce stands up on its own and can be used as a dipping sauce for egg rolls or other meats. —inpatskitchen
In a medium sauce pan place all ingredients and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the grapes soften. Cool slightly and then place the mixture in a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For the chops and service
Mix 1/2 cup of the Asian Grape Sauce with the 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Place this mixture and the chops in a large heavy duty freezer bag and squish around to coat the chops. Place in the fridge to marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
On an outdoor grill or indoors on a grill pan, grill the marinated chops until done to your liking. To serve, plate each chop and serve garnished with sliced scallions and some of the remaining Grape sauce. Add some of the hot mustard to your plate for a kick.
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!