Umami-Packed Orange Miso Pork Ribs Recipe

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miso pork recipe

What’s Up, Hungry People

Miso paste is a game-changer. Whenever I feel like my dish needs a little oomph, I often reach for this fermented favorite. Swapping out soy sauce for miso in some recipes really brings a new dimension to the table. And tonight, I’m bringing you a recipe that does just that: pork chops with an orange miso glaze. This glaze, with its hints of sweetness and a soft undertone of umami, will make you think about pork in a whole new way.

ingredients for orange miso pork

Here’s What You Need:

  • Boneless pork ribs: The star of our dish, providing a tender and flavorful protein base.
  • Miso: Adds depth and umami, making the marinade rich and savory.
  • Oranges: Brings zest and sweetness; used both for juice and slices for enhanced flavor.
  • Onion: Adds a touch of sharpness and aromatic depth when baked.
  • Brown sugar: Gives a sweet balance to the savory elements, aiding in caramelization.
  • Ginger: Introduces a warm and spicy undertone to the marinade.
  • Garlic: Infuses the marinade with its aromatic and pungent profile.
  • Soy sauce: Deepens the savory flavor and adds a hint of saltiness.
  • Red wine vinegar: Introduces acidity, balancing out the dish’s sweet and savory notes.
  • Cayenne pepper: A dash of heat to awaken the palate.
  • Cashews: Adds crunch for texture contrast and a mild nutty flavor.
  • Fresh parsley: A herby garnish that brings color and freshness.
  • Salt & pepper: Fundamental seasonings to elevate the overall taste.
marinating orange miso pork

Let’s Cook

The versatility of this marinade always amazes me. Not just for pork, I’ve spread this magic on chicken and steak too, and trust me, it never disappoints. So how do we bring this dish together? Start by whisking up the marinade ingredients. Grab a shallow pan, layer it with orange slices and some onions to create a fragrant base.

miso pork on a baking sheet

Now, nestle those ribs into the pan, and drench them in that beautiful marinade. I usually let mine soak in the flavors for about an hour. But hey, if you’re planning ahead, an overnight marinade session gives the meat even more time to mingle with all those delicious notes.

Before it goes into the oven, let’s make it look as good as it’s going to taste! Add the leftover orange slices and onions on top, and then sprinkle a generous handful of crushed cashews for some added crunch. Let’s Cook! Slide that pan into the oven and bake for a good 20-30 minutes. Remember, you’re aiming for an internal temperature of about 160°F.

When you pull it out, let patience be your guide. Give your pork a few moments of rest before digging in. The heat inside will continue doing its thing, ensuring your meat is juicy and perfect.

serving miso pork with rice

Orange-Miso Pork Chops: Tips & Tricks

  • Miso: It’s a fermented paste, so a little goes a long way. Adjust to taste if necessary.
  • Marinating Time: The longer you marinate, the more flavorful your pork will be. Overnight is ideal.
  • Pork’s Internal Temperature: Aim for 145°F to 160°F, ensuring tenderness without overcooking.
  • Resting the Pork: After baking, let it rest for a few minutes. This ensures juicier meat.
  • Orange Slices: Using fresh oranges is key. Avoid canned or overly ripe ones for best results.
  • Ginger & Garlic: Freshly minced offers the best flavor. Pre-packaged can sometimes lack in freshness.
  • Pairing: This dish goes well with light salads or simple steamed veggies to balance richness.
easy miso pork recipe

The orange miso pork chops are a delightful mix of sweet, savory, spicy, and everything in between. Using miso as a base for our marinade truly brings out an unexpected depth in the pork. Those fresh oranges not only add a burst of zest but also beautifully complement the umami flavors. I can’t stress enough how the simple ingredients come together to create something spectacular. Hungry People, the next time you’re craving a twist on your usual pork dish, this recipe is calling your name. Dive in and let your taste buds celebrate!

orange miso pork

Orange Miso Pork Chops

The Starving Chef
Tender pork ribs with a savory-sweet orange miso glaze, garnished with crunchy cashews and fresh parsley.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Dinner
Servings 4


  • 16 oz boneless pork ribs
  • 1 cup miso
  • 2 oranges one juiced, one cut into slices and rinds removed
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ginger minced
  • 3 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons cashews crushed for topping
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley for topping
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the miso, orange juice, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper, soy sauce, and red wine vinegar.
  • In a baking dish, arrange half of the orange slices and onion slices. Pat the pork dry, season it with salt and pepper, and place it on top of the orange and onion slices. Pour the marinade over the pork. Let it marinate for at least one hour, or even better, overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Arrange the remaining orange and onion slices on top of the pork. Sprinkle with half of the crushed cashews. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork is between 145°F and 160°F. After removing it from the oven, note that the pork will continue to cook for an additional few minutes.
  • To serve, plate the pork and spoon some marinade over the top. Garnish with the remaining crushed cashews and parsley. Enjoy!
Keyword miso, orange, pork
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