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Recipe

Brown Sugar & Molasses Brine

Yield: Yields enough for 3 to 4 lb. pork chops.

This brine helps keep Grilled Pork Rib Chops, Grilled Pork Blade Chops, or Grilled Thin Pork Chops juicy and adds a subtle flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 to 4 lb. pork chops

Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size per 3 Tbs brine per serving
      Calories (kcal) : 10
      Fat Calories (kcal): 0
      Fat (g): 0
      Saturated Fat (g): 0
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 870
      Carbohydrates (g): 3
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 0

Preparation

  • Pour the water into a large bowl or plastic tub. Add the salt, sugar, and molasses and stir until dissolved. Stir in the ice so the brine chills quickly. Add the pork chops, set a plate on top to keep them submerged, and cover the bowl. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours but no more than 6 hours (less for thin chops).

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  • Mazzoleni | 11/23/2014

    I use this brine all the time for thick pork chops. Never fails to yeild juicy grilled pork !

  • IL | 06/19/2010

    Very tasty results even from the leanest pork chops. We will be using the recipe again.

  • pkendric | 08/29/2009

    Pork chops never seemed special to me prior to discovering this brine, now they're a regular menu item. Even if you only have a couple hours it still makes a world of difference.

  • haggisbloodyhaggis | 03/21/2009

    Great recipe. Always works well, and gives perfect grill marks too.

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