This grilled pork chops recipe guarantees the tasty and juicy meat, but not spiking up your blood pressure.
Total Time: 20 Minutes Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 13-15 Minutes Serving: 4
We eat a lot of pork in our house (bet you most probably knew by now). Since my husband and my son are not big in gravy, I need to find different ways to cook the meat to make sure it is juicy, tender and tasty.
This recipe was inspired by a recipe showcasing in the Diners, Drives-In and Dives.
Before this, I am not big on brining the meat. The main reason is the salt used in the brine. It is way too much for our bodies to handle.
People, like my husband, having so much salt in one time like this, the blood pressure will spike up.
But he started using the Himalayan pink salt several months ago. None of us knew what it is in that salt. It seems like it doesn't bother him at all. Although he starts to watch his diet, it doesn't have that headache or weird feeling what you feel after too much salt consumption as it used to be. Everyone is happy.
I highly recommend you use the Himalayan pink salt instead of any regular table salt or sea salt. Yes, it is 6-7 times more expensive. But once you adapt this salt in your daily diet, you will feel the difference physically. Your body will give you a BIG “thank you”.
Another tip that I want to emphasize here is the massage of the
meat. "Treat your meat like a sponge", says my mother. I
may have already shared this tip with you before.
But if you apply this technique in this brined grilled pork chops recipe, it will make a world of difference.
All you need to do is to squeeze, release, squeeze and release. Do this
motion several time with each piece of pork chop when you submerge it into the
brine. It will absorb the flavor more and tenderize the meat.
If you can, let the meat sit in the brine for 3 days, the result is even
better. Nobody will want to have any more pork chops from any restaurant,
but your house. The meat is so tender
that you can cut it through with a butter knife. Still don’t believe it? Give it a try.
Anyway, always apply my mom's tip when you marinade the meat. And enjoy this delicious grilled pork chops recipe.
4 thick cut Bone-In Pork Chops (1" thick)
1 heaping tablespoon Pink Himalayan Salt
15 whole Black Pepper Corns
1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
1 cup Hot Water
2 cups Cold Water
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