Chinese grilled pork chops

Adapted from No Special Effects and smitten kitchen. Perfect for the barbecue.

Marinade for 4 bone-in pork chops (~ 1 kg total)
rice wine/dry sherry
soy sauce
sesame oil
honey
1 large garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt
ginger
oyster sauce
salt + pepper, Five-spice powder (Star anise (八角), Cloves (丁香), Cinnamon (肉桂), Sichuan pepper (花椒), Fennel seeds (小茴香))
scallions
Hoisin sauce (optional)
Sriracha (optional)

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How to marinate
In a nonreactive dish (glass, ceramic, plastic, stainless steel), mix:
ACID + SALT OIL + HERBS/SEASONINGS/SUGAR + TIME
wine + soy sauce + sesame oil + garlic, ginger, honey, oyster sauce, etc.
Marinate pork for 4-12 hours! I also used cornstarch, a classic ingredient for Chinese marinades that keeps the meat juicy.

~Jessica

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