Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

Herbes de Provence Brined Pork Chops
Healthy, Tasty and Juicy
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Grilled Pork Chops

This grilled pork chops recipe guarantees the tasty and juicy meat, but not spiking up your blood pressure.

Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops - This grilled pork chops recipe with the help of brine makes this lean meat super juicy and flavorful.  Great alternative for grilling.

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.

Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops - This grilled pork chops recipe guarantees the tasty and juicy meat, but not spiking up your blood pressure.

CHEF NOTES

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.

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe and Instructions

Ingredients

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

  1. Whisk all seasonings in a big mixing bowl with a cup of hot water until salt dissolved
  2. Add in 2 cups of cold water
  3. Immerse the pork chops into the brine
  4. Use your hand squeeze and release each piece of pork chops a few times to let it absorb the flavor from the brine (make sure the brine fully cover the pork chops)
  5. Transfer pork chops with brine into the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight
  6. Take pork chops out of the fridge to sit in room temperature for at least 30 minutes and discard brine
  7. Line a big baking sheet with 2-3 layers of paper towel and transfer pork chops on top
  8. Tap the meat dry with paper towel
  9. Preheat grill at high heat for 10 minutes
  10. Cook pork chops at high heat for 3 minutes
  11. Turn over to the other side and cook for another 3 minutes
  12. Turn down to medium heat (To make a professional grill mark - lift the pork chops off a little bit from the grill and turn it 90 degrees clockwise and put it back on the grill and cook for 4 minutes)
  13. Before turning over the pork chops, pay attention how the grill mark facing you right now.  Base on the direction of the grill mark, lift the pork chops off the grill slightly and turn 90 degrees (if necessary) and turn over and cook for another 4 minutes
  14. Transfer pork chops to serving plate and rest for 5 minutes before serving

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe Steps with Photos

Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops - Combine spices and water in a big mixing bowl to make brineCombine spices and water in a big mixing bowl to make brine
Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops - Make sure all meat is submerged in the brineMake sure all meat is submerged in the brine
Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops - Transfer meat to a paper towel lined baking sheetTransfer meat to a paper towel lined baking sheet
Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops - Use paper towel to tap both sides of meat to dry the brine excessUse paper towel to tap both sides of meat to dry the brine excess
Herbes de Provence Brined Grilled Pork Chops - Enjoy this juicy grilled pork chop meal!Enjoy this juicy grilled pork chop meal!

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Serve This With: 

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Perfectly Blanched Green Beans

Warm Cinnamon Apples

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