Sea Salt and Citrus Brined Grilled Pork Chops
Featured Pinch Tips Video
- 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)
- orange, juiced
- lime, juiced
- lemon, juiced
- 1/2 tsp
- zest from each fruit
- 1 tsp
- 1/4 tsp
- garlic powder
- pinch of cayenne
- several grinds of black pepper
1Boil one cup of the water and stir in the salt and honey to dissolve. Add this to the remaining cold water.
2Add 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.)
3Place the chops in a non-reactive container and pour the brine over.
4Place in fridge and allow the meat to brine for 6-12 hrs.
5About 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.
6Heat 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.)