Sea Salt and Citrus Brined Grilled Pork Chops

cindy sandberg

By
@cindyLs

I love brining pork and chicken. It makes the meat so tender and flavorful. This is a brine I came up with for some pork chops I grilled for dinner the other night. It didn't disappoint!


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Ingredients

6
1/2-3/4in. pork chops
2 qt
water, divided
1/2 c
sea salt(more if the salt is very coarse)
1/2 c
honey(or brwn. sugar)
1
orange, juiced
1
lime, juiced
1/2
lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp
zest from each fruit
1 tsp
cumin
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
pinch of cayenne
several grinds of black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil one cup of the water and stir in the salt and honey to dissolve. Add this to the remaining cold water.
2
Add the juices, zest and spices and stir to combine. Chill in fridge until mixture is cool. (a quicker method to cool the brine is to add a few ice cubes.)
3
Place the chops in a non-reactive container and pour the brine over.
4
Place in fridge and allow the meat to brine for 6-12 hrs.
5
About 30 min. before you're ready to cook, take the chops out of the fridge, rinse them well and let them sit at room temp.
6
Heat a grill, grill pan or heavy skillet over med-hi heat. Add a light coating of oil to the grill or grill pan, or brush the chops with oil. Put them on the grill or the pan and cook for approximately 4-5 min. per side(or until your preferred level of doneness.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Steaks and Chops