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Quick-Brined Rosemary Pork Chops

Quick-Brined Rosemary Pork Chops

Brining your pork before grilling will yield an incredibly juicy chop!  You rinse the brine off before grilling, so do not be alarmed by the amount of salt and sugar used.  Give this a try the next time you make pork chops for dinner- gone will be the days of tough and dry chops, something you definitely want to avoid, and now quickly can :)  Serve with Easy Apple and Spiced Grape Chutney, a pork chop's perfect match!

What (your ingredients):

2 pork chops

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

2 teaspoons salt

3 heaping teaspoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon vegetable oil for grill

How (your directions):

Place pork chops on a plate.

In a small bowl, combine rosemary, salt, and brown sugar.

Massage the salt mixture onto both sides of the pork chops.

Allow pork chops to brine for 15-30 minutes.

Rinse the salt mixture off of the pork chops, then blot each side dry.

Heat oiled grill over medium heat.

Grill pork chops for 4 minutes on each side.

Serve with Easy Apple and Spiced Grape Chutney and your favorite vegetable.


Why (the science):  Pork chops are known as the “other white meat” because they provide a lean protein alternative to chicken.  Unlike chicken though, pork chops can have a slightly pink center after cooking- just don’t overcook your pork chops, because the result is chewy and dry!

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