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Quick-Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Yield: 4 servings Active time: 25 minutes Total time: 40 minutes April 25, 2020

A twenty-minute soaking in a salt brine makes grilled pork chops tender, juicy, and flavorful. Serve with grilled baby bok choy.

Recipe adapted from Epicurious.


  • 3 Tbs. coarse kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar
  • 4 3/4- to 1-inch-thick pork rib chops
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


Mix 1 1/2 cups water, coarse salt, and sugar in an 11 x 7 x 2-inch glass baking dish; stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Add pork chops; let brine 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

Prepare grill over medium-high heat.

Remove pork from brine; pat dry. Brush with oil; sprinkle with pepper. Grill until thermometer inserted horizontally into center of chops registers 150°, 7 to 8 minutes per side.

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