Skip the bottled, shelf-stable plum sauce and make your own. Simmer fresh plums, ginger, garlic, shallots, soy sauce, and honey for about 10 minutes and blend. Serve this sweet-tangy sauce with juicy pork chops that have been rubbed with aromatic five-spice powder and grilled. Add soy-sauce-basted grilled corn and steamed rice for a complete, Asian-inspired summer dinner.
Game plan: After 30 minutes, the spice-rubbed pork chops are ready to be grilled, but for more developed flavor and juicier meat, we recommend letting them sit for up to 24 hours.
For the plum sauce:
For grilling the pork chops: