This delicious dinner embraces the open flame, pork chops are brushed with a simple glaze of hoisin and chili sauce then grilled them to caramelized perfection. Steamed rice, shredded cabbage, blistered shishito peppers, and a drizzle of sesame-ginger dressing round out the meal. 

Martha Stewart Living, June 2021


Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together hoisin and chili-garlic sauce. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture; transfer rest to a resealable bag. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper; add to bag. Let stand, massaging occasionally, 15 minutes (or refrigerate up to 1 day).

  • Heat grill to medium-high. Brush grates with vegetable oil. Drizzle peppers with oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread in an even layer over grates and grill, turning once, until charred in places and just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter, squeeze lemon over top, and season with flaky salt. Cover grill and return to high heat.

  • Remove pork from bag (discarding marinade) and grill, flipping once and brushing occasionally with reserved hoisin mixture, until charred in places and a thermometer inserted into thickest parts registers 140°F, 5 to 7 minutes total. Transfer to platter alongside shishitos. Serve with cabbage, sesame-ginger sauce, and steamed rice.

Cook's Notes

Blistered shishito peppers may be something you’ve eaten only in restaurants, but they’re shockingly easy to make at home. If your grates are wide, put the peppers on a grid rack so they don’t fall through.