Honey Soy Glazed Tomahawk Pork Chops That Will Wow!
When it comes to pork chops, the Tomahawk cut is in a league of its own—majestic in size and flavor, this cut is primed to impress. Often overshadowed by its beef counterpart, the Tomahawk pork chop offers a tender, flavorful alternative that’s every bit as satisfying.
This recipe calls for the simplest of seasonings: salt and pepper. Why? Because when you’re working with a cut this magnificent, you let the meat do the talking. The olive oil is more than just a binder for the seasonings; it’s the key to achieving that gloriously golden crust that provides texture and taste in every bite.
The real game-changer, however, is the honey soy glaze. It’s a concoction that sings with the chops—a melody of sweet, salty, and rich umami notes. The minced garlic brings a warm, aromatic quality that infuses the glaze, ensuring that each brush of sauce adds depth and complexity to the meat.
Grilling these chops isn’t just cooking; it’s an act of culinary artistry. The direct heat of the grill sears the meat, locking in juices and creating a symphony of smoky flavors. Flipping the chops regularly ensures even cooking and that coveted grill-mark charm.
As the meat nears its final temperature, the honey soy glaze caramelizes onto the surface, wrapping the pork in a sticky, savory-sweet jacket that’s utterly irresistible. By the time the chops reach an internal temperature of 140°F, they’re not just cooked—they’re transformed.
After a brief rest—where the juices redistribute throughout the meat—the Tomahawk pork chops are ready to serve. What hits the plate is a masterpiece: juicy, flavorful, with a glaze that’s a flavor bomb in every bite.
Tomahawk Pork Chops
- 3 Tomahawk pork chops
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Pepper
Honey Soy Glaze Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup Soy sauce
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 4 Garlic cloves minced
- Pat pork chops dry and rub with olive oil. Season evenly with salt and pepper.
- For the glaze, combine soy sauce, honey, and garlic in a saucepan. Simmer on low heat until the sauce thickens.
- Preheat your grill to 350°F 175°C for direct heating. Grill the chops, flipping every 2-3 minutes.
- When the internal temperature hits 130°F 54.5°C, brush the chops with the honey soy glaze.
- Continue grilling until they reach 140°F, 60°C
- Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Top 5 Questions People Ask
Can I cook Tomahawk pork chops in the oven? Yes, you can sear them in a pan and finish them in the oven if you prefer.
What’s the best way to ensure the pork chops are juicy? Don’t skip the resting period after grilling; it’s crucial for retaining juices.
Can I substitute the honey in the glaze? Maple syrup can be a good substitute for honey if needed.
What sides pair well with these pork chops? Consider classic sides like mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, or a crisp apple slaw.
How do I know when the pork chops are done? Use a meat thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 140°F for the best results.
Whether you’re an experienced pitmaster or a weekend griller, these Tomahawk pork chops with honey soy glaze are sure to become a favorite in your culinary arsenal.
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