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Miso-Marinated Grilled Pork

(per serving)

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Pork chop
  • 4 pork loin or tenderloin chops, 2 cm / 0.8 in. thick*1
Miso marinade
  • 300 g / 1 C miso
  • 1 T Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 4 T Kikkoman Manjo Mirin
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 1 knob ginger, cut into julienned strips
  • 2 sheets of cheesecloth or gauze*2
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 4 okra pods
  • *1 C (U.S. cup) = approx. 240 ml; 1 T = 15 ml; 1 t = 5 ml


  1. 1

    Mix the ingredients for the miso marinade well, and divide the mixture into thirds.

  2. 2

    With a knife, make a few small slits around the edges of each pork chop to prevent the meat from curling up during grilling.

  3. 3

    In a lidded container spread out one third of the marinade evenly. Lay a sheet of cheesecloth over the marinade, and on this, place the pork chops.

  4. 4

    Place the second sheet of cheesecloth on the meat, and cover evenly with another third of the marinade (see photo). Secure the lid and allow to chill in refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours. The remaining third of the marinade should be refrigerated for later use to marinate the vegetables in Step 7.

  5. 5

    A few hours before grilling the chops, prepare the vegetables for marinating. Cut the carrot and celery into sticks, 1 cm / 0.4 in. wide and 4 cm / 1.5 in. long. Boil the carrot cubes to desired texture and drain; set all aside.

  6. 6

    Sprinkle and rub okra with 1/2 t salt. Parboil and drain, remove stems; set aside.

  7. 7

    Marinate the vegetables by gently mixing them with the last of the marinade; cover and place in the refrigerator for about two hours. When time, remove the vegetables, rinse off marinade with water and pat dry with a paper towel; set aside until ready to serve.

  8. 8

    Remove meat from the marinade and grill. Serve with the vegetables on the side.

  1. *1Beef or chicken are equally delicious alternatives.
  2. *2Cheesecloth prevents miso from sticking to the meat. If any miso remains on the meat, it will char during grilling.

Recipe by Kikkoman Corporation

Vol. 34

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