Thursday, April 18, 2013

Asian Style Pork Chops and Faux Crab Stuffed Peppers!

I hope everybody had a good week. I was able to grill twice last weekend. As a reminder, I still have a giveaway going. Just go to the post Blog Anniversary and Giveaway and leave a comment. It is as easy as that.
  We bought some pork chops on Saturday and Jasmine rice, so I decided to make an Asian style pork chop. We were out of an already made marinade, so I found one on Pinterest that had ingredients we already had in it. The recipe is super easy. All you have to do is combine soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, ground ginger, olive oil, and minced garlic together in a ziploc bag. I used bone in pork chops and marinaded them in the bag for about 2 hours. Make sure to mix them in the bag a few times while they are marinading. That helps to keep the pork evenly coated. I grilled the pork over medium heat for about 15 minutes or so. We ate them with the Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. The pork had a great flavor. The meat was moist and had the taste I was going for. We will be keeping the marinade recipe around.

Asian chops, Jasmine rice and broccoli

    Sunday, we wanted something with for potatoes dinner. I looked in the freezer and found we had a package of imitation crab chunks and knew we had red bell peppers. I decided to make crab stuffed peppers. For the stuffing I mixed the crab chunks, about 4 ounces of  softened cream cheese, about a cup of Italian bread crumbs, a quarter of an onion minced, and a few squirts of Dijon mustard. I mixed it all together and stuffed what I could into 4 red bell pepper halves. I had some extra that I put in a ziploc bag and froze. I then grated some Parmesan cheese on top of each one. I direct grilled them over medium heat  sitting on the Pampered Chef BBQ Vegetable Rack for about 20 minutes. I just sat them on the rack and didn't poke them on. The imitation crab was already cooked so all I had to do was let the flavors meld and cook the onion. They came out super good. Next time, I think I will add a little salt and pepper and maybe a little Old Bay style seasoning. They were great for just making up the recipe.

Peppers on the grill

     Along with the peppers I also made fries with red potatoes. All I did was cut them in wedges. Then I seasoned them with olive oil and Pampered Chef Garlic and Herb Rub. I grilled them over a medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes on my Pampered Chef BBQ Roasting  pan. As a dipping sauce, I mixed mayo and Sweet Baby Ray's together.

Imitation crab stuffed peppers, fries, and dipping sauce
I hope everybody has a good rest of their week. Happy grillin'.

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