Union Square Cafe Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops

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"The teriyaki sauce is only the first step in a marinade that's spicy, gingery, a little hot, a little sweet. An hour's turn, and the chops are ready for the grill."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (262.4 g)
  • Calories 366.4
  • Total Fat - 14.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 104.3 mg
  • Sodium - 2874.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 18.9 g
  • Protein - 36.2 g
  • Calcium - 65.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg


Step 1

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or baking dish large enough to hold the pork chops in a single layer.

Step 2

Add the chops to the marinade, turning to coat well, and marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or longer if storing in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill or preheat a ridged grill pan over medium heat.

Step 4

Remove the pork from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels.

Step 5

Grill the pork, turning once, until just cooked through, 12 -15 minutes; the internal temperature should reach 150-degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

Step 6

Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Great marinade and great pork chops -- I used boneless pork chops and skipped the star anise and jalapeños but otherwise made as directed. Served with grilled vegetables and grapes. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(13 Jul 2017)


Excellent teriyaki pork chops! We all loved the flavor. The pork was infused with the teriyaki and all of the yummy enhancements. I loved that it was a super easy dinner and cooked quickly on the grill. Thank you!

review by:
(27 Jun 2017)


This was as good as good as I expected it would be, a great marinade to add variety to my summer barbecue cookouts ... sometime just for me! Added to my favs for remakes on this one!

review by:
(27 Jul 2016)